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The Shira Hadasha congregation has appointed an Orthodox female rabbi-in-residence for this May.
For decades, it has been difficult to sort out the precise dividing lines between the varieties of Orthodoxy – Ultra, Haredi, Centrist, Modern, Liberal.
The Israeli Chief Rabbinate has come to its sense before letting the damage get out of control.
The New York congressman who represents Rabbi Avi Weiss expressed his concerns to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Chief Rabbinate’s decision to...
New York Rep. Eliot L. Engel sent a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu to express his concern over the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s decision to reject...
At last a sane official in this bizarre tale of Haredim vs. Zionists.
Rabbi Avi Weiss is learning the hard way about playing nice with others.
There is no such thing as a homosexual person, man or woman, in halacha. There are only homosexual acts.
Rabbi Asher Lopatin, who will succeed Rabbi Avi Weiss as head of YCT, is most definitely on the left side of the Orthodox spectrum. Nevertheless he can keep YCT from sliding too far to the left and cross the line of Orthodoxy. YCT founder Rabbi Avi Weiss candidly admitted that he has parted ways with his Rebbe on the approach to these issues. And he has incorporated it into the philosophy of his Yeshiva.
February 11 marked 25 years since Natan Sharansky crossed the Glienicke Bridge from East to West Germany and became a free man. Countless stories have been told about Sharansky's defiance of the Soviets and his courageous actions during his more than nine years of imprisonment.