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U.S. Jews Diverge on Israel: Strong Ties Despite Disagreements
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 3:31pm | Type: Blog

Where once it seemed that uncritical devotion to Israel was the norm for U.S Jews, that Zionism and Judaism were hand-in-glove, new research finds that’s not the case today — if it ever was. ...

Yeshiva Hit with $380 Million Abuse Lawsuit
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 11:33am | Type: Blog

Nineteen former students of a high school run by Yeshiva University, the flagship school of Orthodox Judaism, have filed a $380 million federal lawsuit over what they claim are hundreds of acts of abuse by two ...

Orthodox Jews to Observe July Fourth Without Music
Originally Posted: 07/01/2013 - 4:53pm | Type: Blog

The soundtrack for a lot of Orthodox Jews this Fourth of July will be the mute button. The soundtrack for a lot of Orthodox Jews this Fourth of July will be the mute button. As ...

New York City Sues Orthodox Shops Over Dress Codes
Originally Posted: 03/01/2013 - 1:33pm | Type: Blog

The New York City Commissionon Human Rights is suing ultra-Orthodox Jewish business owners in Brooklyn because they posted signs calling on customers to dress modestly in their stores. ...

Breaking the Chains of Religious Tradition
Originally Posted: 04/24/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Where I come from - that means here in the United States, in 2012 - women fear, legitimately, that they might lose their children if they lose their religion. Where I come from, ...

Passover Prep Takes Spring Cleaning to a Whole New Level
Originally Posted: 03/30/2012 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

While Passover cleaning of one form or another has been around since the Israelites fled from bondage in Egypt -- Passover's central theme -- some say the lengths to which many contemporary Jewish familie ...

Prayerland U.S.A.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Recently, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/20/magazine/20Prayer-t.html?pagewanted=1&amp;_r=1&amp;em"><em>The New York Time</em>s <em>Magazine</em> publish ...