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Orthodox Rabbi Teaching Halakha Beyond the Shulkhan Arukh, Judaism Beyond the Commandments

"I'm sure that if Maimonides, or Rabbi Yosef Karo lived today, they would say: We never wrote our codifications for a time when the State of Israel would be established."

Russian Orthodox ‘Holy Fire’ Flown to Russia from Jerusalem

Traditionally, hundreds of believers meet the fire carrying delegation at Vnukovo airport, to bring the fire to their parishes.

Polish Man Passes as Orthodox Jew, Bakes Challas, Leads Prayer, Disappears

"Who 30 years ago in this country would have pretended to be a rabbi, to say nothing of 70 years ago?"

Police: Haifa Religious Council Deceived over 100 Couples Seeking Independent Orthodox Wedding

Police interrogated with a warning two employees of the Haifa Religious Council, one of them senior.

Runaway ‘Punk Rocker’ Orthodox Mother Caught at LaGuardia

“She was throwing decoy flights all over the place,” a source said.

Analysis: New Pew Report Has Seen the Jewish American Future and It’s Orthodox

In the race to dominate the Jewish community in America, the Orthodox are miles ahead of everyone else...

Knesset Synagogue Bars Reform and Conservative Jews from ‘Mixed Prayer’

Liberal Jews are for tolerance until they also have to be tolerant.

Swiss Jew Wounded in Hate Crime

Violent assaults on Jews are becoming more common around the world.

Rivka Haut, Women of the Wall Co-Founder and Agunot Advocate, Dies

Rivka Haut, a foremost advocate for agunot, Orthodox women who have been refused a religious divorce and also a founder of the Women of...

Saying Yes (And No) to Limmud

There must be an Orthodox presence and an Orthodox refusal to attend Limmud NY.

Pew Survey Indicates Orthodox Growth, Non-Orthodox Decline

The rate at which America’s Orthodox Jewish population is growing — and the non-Orthodox population is shrinking — is more dramatic than previously thought,...

I’m a Feminist and the Women of the Wall Don’t Represent Me

The Israeli government was respectful enough to offer Reform Jews their own location at one of the holiest sites in Judaism in order to pray as they please.

Pushing the Boundaries of Outreach

As Orthodox Jews who understand the value of the Torah and the importance of following Halacha – how can we change this new secular Jewish paradigm?

The State of the Jew According to Pew

Very few middle aged and older people consider themselves ultra-orthodox. It’s a youth movement.

YCT, Heterodoxy, and Agudah

It is a fact that heterodoxy is no longer the threat to Orthodoxy it once was – if at all.

Torah & Norman Solomon

The idea that all of the Torah was given to Moses on Sinai is complex, rife with textual, historical, and philosophical problems.

He Murdered his Daughter

What would compel a devout Jewish father to take the life of his own child?

Walking Up 45 Flights On Shabbat: Being a Jew in Hong Kong

I was entering 3 months in which my connection to my Judaism would be up to me, and I feared I would lose everything.

Can One Be a Shomer Torah u’Mitzvos and Accept Bible Criticism?

Historians currently assume the Bible was written between 720 BCE and 587 BCE, between the destruction of the Northern Kingdom and the destruction of Jerusalem.

St. Peter and the Reform Movement

An ugly etrog is still an etrog, but a beautiful lemon is never an etrog.

Did She or Didn’t She?

Why should someone who did convert in an Orthodox ceremony be sending out all the signals that they didn't?

12 Plaintiffs Join $380 Million Sex-Abuse Suit against YU

Twelve former students joined a $380 million lawsuit against Yeshiva University for covering up sexual abuse at its high school. The new plaintiffs’ names came...

New Republic Article on Feminism from Zion Is All About the Stakes

The article argues that while naturally aligned with their fellow orthodox Jews, women from the modern orthodox community in Israel are finding themselves aligned with secular feminists.

Let’s Call Them Modern Chasidim

The problem is that Tuna Beigel is a pejorative.

‘Caged Women’ – Never Happened

There's no question that many of the backers of the Women of the Wall see the obliteration of Torah Judaism in public places in Israel as their ultimate goal.

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