1 hr ago | Denver Post
The saga about the Women of the Wall, where a group of women are fighting for the right to to pray at the Western Wall in the same way men do -including reading from the Torah - is a recent and painful example of the clash of modern societal expectations and conservative norms.
6 hrs ago | Forward
Jewish scouting leaders say they are "overjoyed" after the Boy Scouts of America passed a resolution lifting a ban on gay youth.
10 hrs ago | TheDailyBeast.com
I don't usually recommend academic books to "the general public," but I'll make an exception in this case for American Post-Judaism: Identity and Renewal in a Postethnic Society .
12 hrs ago | Jewish Chronicle
"Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God." - Ruth 1:16 About 15 years ago, my wife leapt on to a Routemaster bus as it was moving away.
16 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post
In interview with Jerusalem Post Group Hebrew magazine, Olmert says he blames Livni and Barak for breakdown of negotiations with Palestinians; magazine obtains map sketched by Abbas with offered Israeli territorial concessions.
17 hrs ago | Forward
In response to Rabbi Ellen Lippmann's open letter in these pages to the board of governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, asking that it reconsider its policy of not ordaining rabbinical students who have non-Jewish spouses or partners, I offer my own open letter to the board: As a committed Jew who cares deeply about the ... (more)
People from all three of the Abrahamic faiths like the quote from the Old Testament: "Am I my brother's keeper?" But as often as not they misconstrue its meaning, and forget its context.
Adi Braeman was a fashion designer in Israel, creating patterns and supervising production in a small kibbutz factory near Caesarea.
Among the ultra-Orthodox world of Tel Aviv's Haredi Jews, Rivka and her daughter Shira are confronted with a dilemma after a death in the family.
During a speech on Tuesday in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told his audience that the Jews "have contributed greatly to America.
Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, announced Tuesday, May 21, that his organization will collect donations and distribute them to the American Red Cross and others on the ground in Oklahoma.
Hareidi Knesset Members are up in arms over the recommendations for enlistment of young hareidi men to the military, which are to be approved by the government in its next session.
It would be easy to say, "Like father, like daughter." Or, you could say she's following in the footsteps of her older sister.
Perhaps inspired by the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn's recent forays into so-called "hipsterdom," a Jewish group has launched a campaign called "Unite the Beards," aiming to bring Williamsburg's hairy masses closer to Hasidic Judaism.
There was standing room only in Jerusalem on Monday night as the heir to one of the most important Jewish ultra-orthodox families was married.
Jewish opponents of Zionism understood the movement since its early age as one that shared the precepts of anti-Semitism in its diagnosis of what gentile Europeans called the "Jewish Question". What galled anti-Zionist Jews the most, however, was that Zionism also shared the "solution" to the Jewish Question that anti-Semites had always advocated, ... (more)
When Amy Small joined the Women of the Wall at the Kotel on May 10, she was not expecting a set of experiences that ranged from the joyous and spiritual to the scary and stomach-churning. That morning, she was among some 400 women - many wearing tallitot and kipot - who arrived at the Kotel to observe Rosh Hodesh, or the new moon service, and to ... (more)