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Custom Ordered Rabbis

24 Adar 5777 – March 21, 2017
People, communities, need to build relationships with their leaders. And the leaders have to be able to understand and relate to their followers.

Black and Blue

Police sprayed blue water/paint on ultra-Orthodox protesters.

Liberal Orthodox Rabbis Object to Co-Ed IDF Service

19 Adar 5777 – March 17, 2017
'There are several co-ed combat units in the military where we have been unable to find solutions to the close proximity problem, which is why we rule that [religious Jews] may not serve there.'

Police Block Haredi Attempts to Disrupt Jerusalem Marathon

Shadrack Kipkosgei, 25, from Kenya, won the Jerusalem Marathon in 2:16:33.

Israel to Prepare Haredim for Service in National Cyber Bureau

18 Adar 5777 – March 16, 2017
Classes will open in B'nei B'rak and Jerusalem on June 1 for Haredim who would later be integrated into the national cyber attack response center.

Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Religious Sanctions on Recalcitrant Husbands in...

9 Adar 5777 – March 7, 2017
'The bill is intended to authorize the rabbinical courts to levy these limits on get refusers sitting in prison, in order to persuade them to release their wives from the chains of their Aguna status.'

Kiruv Was His Calling

5 Adar 5777 – March 3, 2017
Torah was central to the life of Perry Fish (Z"L). His influence on some 20000 Shabbos guests that came through the warm and loving home he built with his wife Debby is inestimable-and will be missed

The OU and Women Rabbis: Look Again!

24 Shevat 5777 – February 20, 2017
How do we expand leadership roles and titles that the OU and its Rabbinical Panel recommend while developing and continuing a halakhic conversation about the exact parameters of those roles and titles?

London Police Humiliate Haredi Passengers over Dispute Resolved Hours Earlier

20 Shevat 5777 – February 16, 2017
For the record, the essential dispute was resolved at 2:55 PM, why did easyJet insist on police escort for the men in black hats three hours later, after landing in London at 5:55 PM?

Knesset Committee Holds Heated Debate on Harassment of Haredi IDF Soldiers

27 Tevet 5777 – January 25, 2017
'This is a warning sign and all of the involved entities should take action – here and now, before a disaster will occur and it will cost us in blood.'

Survey: 49% of Israeli Haredim Go Online, 21% Have Smartphone

24 Kislev 5777 – December 23, 2016
Nevertheless, B'nei B'rak, with the highest percentage of Haredim in Israel, came in fifth in ordering products online.

Chief Rabbinate to List Rabbis Approved for Conversions Abroad

9 Kislev 5777 – December 9, 2016
According to the chief rabbis, the plan is to create a system whereby the conversions done by rabbis who meet the chief rabbinate criteria would be approved.

Diapora Yeshiva T’shuva Movement Pioneer Rabbi Mordechai Goldstein Dead at 82

2 Kislev 5777 – December 2, 2016
Unlike traditional Orthodox academies, Rabbi Goldstein's Diaspora Yeshiva appealed to students who identified with the nonconformist beatnik and hippie subcultures, adopting a neo-Chasidic approach.

Responding to Meretz Petition, State Tells Court Rabbi Karim Does Not...

22 Heshvan 5777 – November 22, 2016
In its response on Tuesday, the State noted that Rabbi Karim's responsa were prefaced with a proviso that these are not his legal rulings but rather his review of rabbinical law.

Report: Trump Connected to Hasidic Court Whose Founder Lived in Gold...

9 Heshvan 5777 – November 10, 2016
If you had to find the one Hasidic Rebbe that would attract President Elect Donald Trump's attention, it would have to be Reb Israel Friedman of Ruzhin.

Jewish ‘Pluralists’ Rage as Rabbi Riskin Gives Only One Finger, Not...

2 Heshvan 5777 – November 3, 2016
Rabbi Riskin tried to put a leash on this cat and take it on a walkie when he told Ha'aretz he would accept Reform conversions should the Reform agree to the requirements of "immersion in the mikveh, circumcision, and basic knowledge and practice of Judaism."

Liberal Zionist Rabbis Support ‘Mixed’ Kotel Section While Reform Kotel Activists...

1 Heshvan 5777 – November 2, 2016
On Wednesday morning, a large group of non-Orthodox Jews marched carrying Torah scrolls to protest restrictions on non-Orthodox prayer at the Western Wall.

Left, Right, Agree: Intermarriage Marks Demise of US Jewish Community

29 Tishri 5777 – October 30, 2016
Using the great, eye opening Pew study of 2013, Cohen points out that the signs of Jewish life in intermarried Jewish families are fast diminishing.

Newcomer Rabbinic Organization Launches Lower East Side Eruv Against Establishment View

27 Elul 5776 – September 30, 2016
The new group encourages its constituencies "to pursue guidance from its own rabbinic authorities and to continue the spirit of mutual respect and dignity that Jewish practice demands and engenders."

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Shabbat Train Coalition Crisis...

1 Elul 5776 – September 4, 2016
As soon as they became public, those railroad projects turned into a ticking bomb.

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