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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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The Maiden of Brooklyn

Tablet Fiction: a haunting tale of sexual abuse among the Orthodox

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The Wall Between Us

At his bar mitzvah, my son took his place in the men’s section of the shul—a place where mothers can’t go

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GOP Convention’s Rabbi-in-Chief

Meir Soloveichik, scion of a famous Orthodox dynasty, will give the Republicans’ invocation

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