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Out, Proud, and Kinda Loud at Yeshiva University

Students are challenging the Modern Orthodox school’s traditional stance on LGBT issues

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YU Students Urged to Protest Eric Garner Death

Rabbi Jeremy Wieder asks, ‘How would you feel if your yarmulke made you suspect in the eyes of law enforcement?’

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Losing a Gentle Lion of Judah

Remembering Rabbi Hailu Moshe Paris, spiritual leader of black Jewry

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A Visit With Nachum Segal, Avatar of Modern Orthodox Sincerity

‘I reach more Jews every day than the prime minister of Israel,’ says the popular radio host

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Reading David Foster Wallace Led Me Back to Studying the Talmud

The late author’s work was Talmudic in nature. That’s why his books made me miss the Jewish texts I’d left behind.

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Provocative Photo Project Goes Viral Among Orthodox Students

‘What I Be’ portrait series makes waves at Yeshiva University

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Court Dismisses $380 Million Lawsuit Against Yeshiva University

Complaint filed by 34 former high school students alleged decades of abuse

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Kiev’s Jewish Protestors; Yeshiva U. Cuts Budget

Plus Kerry says spring peace deal still attainable, and more in the news

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Festival of Tights

Orthodox Jewish women of all stripes flock to an annual holiday sample sale

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After 22 Years as Chief Rabbi of the U.K., Jonathan Sacks Wants To Go Global

He’ll teach in New York, lecture around the world, and publish more books to foster ‘a new generation of Jewish leadership’

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Former UK Chief Rabbi to Teach at Yeshiva University and NYU

Jonathan Sacks appointed professor of Jewish thought at both schools

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Yeshiva University Drops Convicted Sex Offender

Akiva Roth had previously taught at JTS

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Convicted Sex Offender Taught For Years at JTS

Akiva Roth made headlines as recent hire at Yeshiva University

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Pope to Visit Holy Land; Israel Gets 11th Nobel

Plus study finds higher rates of E. coli in kosher chicken, and more in the news

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After Hurricane Katrina, A Solemn Yom Kippur

In 2005, I spent Yom Kippur with Beth Israel Congregation in New Orleans

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Yeshiva U. Chancellor Norman Lamm Steps Down

Cites failure to go to the police after sexual abuse allegations

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Orthodox Yeshiva Set To Ordain Three Women. Just Don’t Call Them ‘Rabbi.’

The first graduating class at Yeshivat Maharat may not have the title, but they do have jobs at Orthodox synagogues

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The New ‘Morethodox’ Rabbi

Asher Lopatin succeeds Avi Weiss at an influential seminary, offering a pluralistic version of Orthodoxy

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The Book Thief: How Stolen Nazi Documents Made Their Way to American Jewish Archives

Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?

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Jimmy Carter Wins The Scroll Peace Award

Devaluing peace awards has never been so fun

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Yeshiva U. Bests Columbia in Harlem Shake

A showdown for the ages ends with a Maccabees victory

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The Harlem Shake Invades the Upper West Side

Who does it better: Columbia or Yeshiva University?

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Dead Sea Scrolls Go to Court

A brilliant young Harvard Ph.D. faces jail for impersonating a Bible scholar—and rival of his father

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Listen to the “New” Maccabeats’ Hanukkah Song

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Rescuing My Father’s Library

I almost gave away my father’s legendary book collection—until I realized it held a priceless inheritance

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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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What Was Missing From the ‘YU Beacon’ Essay

Sometimes, graphic is good

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Today on Tablet

Obama’s Jewish maybe-problem, and more

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Teachable Moment

The limits of a cross-denominational partnership aimed at helping Jewish educators