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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.

Two Religious Girls Box-Kick Their Way to World Champions (video)

The IDF gets a new weapon next year. Meet Baltimore-born Nili Block and Mumbai convert Sarah Avraham, both of them religious and the new world champs in Thailand-style kick-boxing.

What Are They Crying About?

Why throw years of friendly cooperation into the trashcan?

Obama to Nominate Frum Chief of Staff for Treasury

There are those who think a politician cannot be charged with anti-Semitism or anti-Zionism if the politician appoints Jews or Israelis to high positions....

Orthodox Sweep Elections in Israel!

The only thing preventing it from becoming a reality is the tragic fact that so many Orthodox Jews prefer living in the Diaspora.

Tznius Squads: Can This Really be Judaism?

The extreme emphasis on tznius (modesty) has even led to husbands and wives being buried in separate locations.

The Struggle Between Secular and Ultra-Orthodox Israelis

Yishai presents audio from the BBC about the coming together of the ultra-orthodox and secular worlds.  This piece presents an overall very unbiased view of the situation and is a very interesting listen.  Don’t miss it!

Williamsburg Store Owners Slammed for Banning Sleeveless Shoppers

A ban by some Orthodox Brooklyn shopkeepers on customers’ cleavage and bare shoulders has raised the ire of some local consumers.

Thousands Protesting Against Draft

Thousands of Ultra-Orthodox adults and young children are protesting against the universal draft in Kikar Shabbat in Jerusalem. The adults have handcuffed all the children...

New York City Jewish Population Over 1 Million Again

A study by the UJA-Federation of New York found that the population of the New York Jewish community - comprising the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester - has grown nearly 10% since the last study in 2002. New York City's Jewish population stands at 1,086,000, with 40% identifying themselves as Orthodox, a 7% increase from 2002.

Reform and Conservative Leaders Deemed Rabbis, to Receive Israeli State Funds

The Israeli government announced on Tuesday that, for the first time, it will pay the salaries of a small number of Reform and Conservative rabbis who are considered leaders in their communities, and will also recognize them as rabbis.

Ultra Orthodox Women Speak Up: The Dialogue Is Now Open

Religious Jews have been getting more than their usual share of negative press lately. The papers have been full of allegations of sexual abuse...

Y-Love – Jewish, Orthodox, Black… and Gay

New York rapper Yitz “Y-Love” Jordan, famed black convert to Orthodox Judaism and celebrated artist, has announced that he is homosexual in an interview with Out magazine.

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