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

17 Elul 5773 – August 22, 2013
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

12 Elul 5773 – August 18, 2013
An ugly etrog is still an etrog, but a beautiful lemon is never an etrog.

Did She or Didn’t She?

11 Elul 5773 – August 16, 2013
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

2 Elul 5773 – August 8, 2013
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...

30 Av 5773 – August 5, 2013
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

3 Tammuz 5773 – June 11, 2013
The problem is that Tuna Beigel is a pejorative.

‘Caged Women’ – Never Happened

1 Tammuz 5773 – June 9, 2013
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)

5 Sivan 5773 – May 13, 2013
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?

1 Iyyar 5773 – April 10, 2013
Why throw years of friendly cooperation into the trashcan?

Obama to Nominate Frum Chief of Staff for Treasury

28 Tevet 5773 – January 9, 2013
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!

27 Tevet 5773 – January 8, 2013
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?

18 Tevet 5773 – December 30, 2012
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

6 Kislev 5773 – November 20, 2012
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

6 Av 5772 – July 25, 2012
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

27 Tammuz 5772 – July 16, 2012
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

23 Sivan 5772 – June 12, 2012
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

9 Sivan 5772 – May 30, 2012
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

4 Sivan 5772 – May 25, 2012
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

24 Iyyar 5772 – May 16, 2012
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.

100 Ultra-Orthodox Would-Be Soldiers Not Drafted in 2011

24 Nisan 5772 – April 16, 2012
An officer close to the issue told the Jewish Press: "It is not that we turned away 100 soldiers - had they come to us we would have taken them anyway. But we were told to stop our Haredi outreach efforts which would have netted more recruits. The Tal Law is the big story though. If a new law does not pass we will be in a position to draft 60,000 Haredi soldiers in August."

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