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In the Wake of Charlottesville, Orthodox Judaism’s Silence is Deafening

Why are the rabbis who were so vocal about the Iran deal so quiet when Americans are attacked on the streets by Nazis?

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Israeli MKs Grapple with Life’s Great Mystery: Can Electricity Be Kosher?

How to avoid using power that comes from stations that work on Shabbat? Invent a new kind of strictly kosher grid, some haredi lawmakers say.

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An Exclusive Clip From ‘The Wedding Plan’

After being dumped by her fiancé, Michal searches for a husband

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The Great Depression

Episode 84: Author Daphne Merkin on her new memoir, and retired Episcopal priest and Oprah favorite Father Ed Bacon

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Orthodox Israeli Feminists Meet Our American Cousins

A memoir of two currents of Modern Orthodox feminism in Blu Greenberg and Tamar Ross, with degrees of activism and tolerance at the heart of the difference

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Questioning Orthodoxy, and Trying Blue Jeans

A scene from Maxime Giroux’s Felix and Meira, out this month in the U.S.

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Kars 4 Kids Rakes in the Buckz

A well-branded Jewish charity goes to great pains to avoid calling itself Jewish—and takes in millions nationwide

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Portrait of Orthodox Girl in Synagogue Wins International Photography Award

‘Chayla in Shul’ will be displayed in London’s National Portrait Gallery

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Apocalypse Soonest

Muslim and Jewish extremists who yearn for the End of Days may get their wish—but not as they envision it

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Orthodox Man Refuses To Sit Next to Feminist Activist on Airplane

Elana Sztokman flies the not-so friendly skies home to Israel

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Life Lessons From Bob Dylan’s Brilliant Jewish Singer-Songwriter Son-in-Law

To Peter Himmelman, fame was no match for observance, and the music just got better

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Seven Days, Five Years

A week visiting my family in Israel

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Purim Parody Videos Are Missing Something

The problem with leaving the Book of Esther’s namesake out of the revelry

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Orthodox Parents of LGBT Children Navigate Their Own Coming Out Process

A weekend retreat inspires advocacy for gay Orthodox Jews and creates a support network for families in religious communities

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NYC Congregation Finds a Home—in a Pharmacy Basement

Inwood Orthodox rabbi will host monthly services at Dichter Pharmacy

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This Fashion Week, Dress Modestly While Staying Stylish

Hadar Magazine’s fashion editor talks maxi skirts, Natalie Portman, and more

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Caleb Jacoby’s Disappearance and the Barbed Embrace of Community

The family doesn’t owe us an answer, but should expect that people will ask

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The Problem With the Pew Study

We can learn a lot from the recent study on American Judaism, but the research is not without its flaws

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NYC Battles Ultra-Orthodox on Modesty Signs

Meanwhile an Etsy vendor in Israel puts similar messages to fashionable use

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American Jewish Attachment to Israel Resilient

Pew study also reveals skepticism among American Jews towards Israeli policy on settlements, negotiations

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Report: Low Retention Rate For Orthodox Jews

Pew poll also shows one in five U.S. Jews self-identifies as having no religion

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Reconciling Modern Biblical Scholarship With Traditional Orthodox Belief

Who wrote the Torah? An unlikely group of Orthodox scholars has launched a website that gets to the heart of Jewish tenets.

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Rapper Nissim Black Has a Spiritual Message for the Hip-Hop World

The Seattle musician formerly known as D. Black returns with a new album after his latest conversion, to Orthodox Judaism

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For a Brief Moment This Year, Chassidic House Party Blew Their Observant Fans’ Minds

The short-lived Orthodox band made pop and funk the focus of their religious outreach—and then split up

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Watching the Jewish Community Watch and Its ‘Wall of Shame’

A young man’s brazen blog about alleged child sex-abusers in the Chabad community divides Crown Heights

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Why a Conservative Female Rabbi Decided To Pull Away From Her Male Friends

It wasn’t a question of modesty, but intimacy: ‘I had to dial back my friendships with men, for the sake of my marriage’

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Israel’s Rabbis Head to the Bar

Trading the bimah for a barstool at student-organized discussion events

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A Prayer for Deadheads

On a quest for Jewish soul at the ‘Blues for Challah’ Grateful Dead Shabbat retreat

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Sarah Silverman’s Better Half

The comedian’s sister’s protest of gender inequality at the Western Wall makes a case for holiness, not against

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