The German-Jewish immigrant was married for 76 years and served Chicago’s Emanuel Congregation for 30 years, serving as an educator well into his retirement
From the Orthodox Union to the Reform Movement, and ‘Commentary’ to J Street, American Jews speak out in defense of refugees and Muslims
Plus, trouble at the Tomb, the Richard Jacobs kerfuffle, and more in the news
The major movements of American Judaism require congregations to follow their rules when hiring clergy. A Duke law professor, a leader at his synagogue, says the restrictions create an illegal monopoly.
Richard Jacobs has been one of the movement’s most prominent critics
Recalling that MLK’s greatest allies were often rabbis
Plus eat bagels not bombs, and more
The limits of a cross-denominational partnership aimed at helping Jewish educators
Yoffie calls for unity on importance of sanctions
Talk and more talk today in the news
Says Reform movement leader
Obama in Cairo, and more from the morning papers.
The rise and fall of the synagogue organ