No organization (i.e.the OU) can excommunicate anyone. It does not, however, mean that our communities lack organizing principles. Those principles operate based on individual choice. People effectively expel synagogues not compliant with mainstream halacha.
The Irish boycott bill was supported and pushed along by activists associated with the BDS movement, which has been dubbed a virulently anti-Semitic global campaign to economically isolate the Jewish state.
We've spent the past few days deleting a lot of horribly anti-Semitic comments written by Polish commenters.
Let's say the OU were to expel a synagogue, or 4, what practical difference would it make?
Using the term “occupied territories” or “West Bank" (favored by US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman) is part of a high-stakes battle to determine the outcome of the debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Iranian people rose up against their oppressive government in June 2009. Now we are again seeing that this regime rules by brute force, is widely despised.
Liel Leibovitz misunderstands The Last Jedi. It is not about a community that abandons its religion for an ephemeral universalist creed, but one that seeks out its ancient religion and returns to it.
For these radicals, it is not about what Israel does; it is about what Israel is: the nation state of the Jewish people. To many on the hard left, Israel is an imperialistic, apartheid, genocidal, and colonialist enterprise that must be destroyed.
While liberal consensus deems Netanyahu a problem, do they ask WHY he was elected prime minister 4 times. The answer is simple: There exists a broad consensus within Israeli society contradicting the assumptions held by most American Jews
There are 5.5 million Jews in America today and experts believe that in 20 years, that number will be 2.5 million – a loss of 3,000,000 Jews! The first thing we need to do is figure out a way to cure this epidemic
The time when the Israeli Right lagged behind the Israeli Left and sufficed with defensive responses and with stating what not to do, is over.
The bill is intended to deal with a very human problem — ordinary citizens who, unintentionally and due to no fault of their own, may be infringing on the property rights of another and are facing the prospect that in order to make things right, will, either voluntarily or by force, be evicted from their house, the house demolished, and years of sweat and toil will be erased in a blink of an eye.
The concept of “settler colonialism” has been applied with almost unique vehemence against Israel. The application of the concept to Jews and Zionism by Palestinians is both ironic and unhelpful.
ZOA's Morton Klein responds to allegations against the ZOA which appeared in The Forward.
If you start publishing pictures of Rebbetzin Kanievsky and Sarah Schenirer, who knows where you might end up!
Print media may publish modest pictures of men and women; they may not publish immodest pictures or pictures of modestly dressed people posed in a provocative manner. The underlying question remains, "Who defines standards of modesty? Who determines what is considered provocative?"
Eminent Harvard Law professor and prominent liberal Alan Dershowitz wrote “[the] Forward published the most despicable article ever in Jewish media. Lists Mort Klein, President of ZOA, along w/ David Duke and Farrakhan…”
The Temple is an affair of the heart--it's what is missing from our lives. Subconsciously we have begun more and more to feel this great void in our lives.
Marzel congratulated the Mufti on his principled stance on the metal detectors, and asks that he expand his religious ruling.
There's a LOT to know about the problem with the wild dogs and these crazy animal rights activists don't know the first thing about it!
People should no longer be held hostage to a political plan to destroy Israel or return to homes that haven't existed in decades--if ever.
Regavim seeks to safeguard Israel's national lands, restore law and order to the Negev, and give the Bedouin community hope for a brighter tomorrow.
I would have a lot more respect for diaspora Jewish leaders if, in addition to launching a “campaign” over prayer regulations at the Western Wall, they would also launch campaigns against the other issues confronting Israel as well
The “Trump bump” has produced a surge in attendance and membership at liberal synagogues, where a social justice agenda rules and rabbis are outspoken critics of the president.
The testimony of these Gazan refugees in Greece provides a rare opportunity to hear what Palestinians say when they’re out of reach of their own repressive governments and can speak freely
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