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Norman Finkelstein On The End Of The American-Jewish Romance Over Israel

Posted 06.05.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "Knowing Too Much" by Norman Finkelstein (OR Books, $18/10) My book was conceived in the mid-2000s and largely com...

Unorthodox: What Deborah Feldman Found at Sarah Lawrence

SLCSpeaks | Posted 07.01.2012 | College

Although the media portrays Feldman as an anomaly, she uses archetypes to create a real-life fairy tale familiar to any Sarah Lawrence student who has asked to bum a cigarette outside of the library, or had to explain to their Facebook friends that they aren't gay.

Ultra-Orthodox Jews To Hold Rally Against The Internet

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 05.01.2012 | Technology

A mass rally against the Internet and technology held by a group of Haredim, or ultra-orthodox Jews, will take place in Queens, New York on May 20, re...

A Train Ride With Avraham

Matt Adler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Adler

All my life I had worked to build my confidence as a member of the LGBT community. And here was a man from halfway around the world whom I had never met before telling me whom to sleep with. This man whom I worked so hard not to stereotype was proving to be ever so stereotypical.

This Country's Poor Get Free Plastic Surgery

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

Want a nose job but just can't afford one? Head to Brazil. In Brazil, the second biggest consumer of plastic surgery, cosmetic procedures have beco...

'Jewcan Sam' Doc Offers More Controversial Free Surgery

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 03.22.2012 | Miami

Miami plastic surgeon Michael Salzhauer recently incited controversy when he produced a rock video, "Jewcan Sam," in which a young Jewish man only get...

Ron Dicker

Nose Job Doc In Hot Water For Video | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.15.2012 | Small Business

Michael Salzhauer, a Miami cosmetic surgeon and small-business owner, has a nose for inviting controversy. The so-called Dr. Schnoz has produced a roc...

Joshua Hersh

Jewish Extremists Prompt Culture War In Israel | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.09.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- If they hadn't been stirred already by the female soldier who was called a "slut" on a public bus, or the 8-year-old girl spit on by neig...

Andrea Stone

Rick Perry Gets Love From Mysterious Group In Brooklyn | Andrea Stone | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Republican voters in Iowa may not have adored Rick Perry, but the Texas governor is feeling the love from a "New York state veterans support organizat...

To Beard or Not to Beard, That Is the Question: Musings on the Fall of Matisyahu's Facial Locks and Other Natural Disasters

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 02.21.2012 | Home
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Our country is pure, and raw and passionate, and all the same structured, and ordered and cultivated. So too, should all real individuals be. And only a man with a beard can combine the bohemian and the bourgeoisie in a manner that we can read upon his face.

Andrea Stone

Oy! Some Jewish Voters Not Hot For Democrats | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

When Newt Gingrich recently called Palestinians an "invented" people and refused to take it back, everyone from the liberal advocacy group J Street to...

Bloomberg To Segregating Passengers: Get Your Own Bus

Posted 12.20.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg isn't sympathizing with Orthodox Jews over the use of sex-segregated buses in Brooklyn. At a news conference on Wednesday, Bloombe...

Introducing The 'Kosher' Facebook

Worldcrunch | Posted 11.09.2011 | World

Facebook is certainly a lot of fun, but for some Orthodox Jews, it can also be a bit risqué. In an effort to keep social networking both clean and ko...

HuffPost Religion Round-Up: August 14-21

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.21.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

World Youth Day, Crown Heights, Ramadan Reflections, Women Religious Leaders, Orthodox Gays And Lesbians Marrying Each Other, and Kiddie Preachers.. It has been a busy week on HuffPost Religion.

How a Grandmother's Unfulfilled Destiny Inspired a Captivating Novel

Carol Hoenig | Posted 08.21.2011 | Books
Carol Hoenig

Novelists' works are often inspired by the need to expose certain society failings and like Esther in Jerusalem Maiden, author Talia Carner's grandmother was not allowed to develop her artistic talent.

Old Time Religion and the Full Time Rick Perry-Style Hypocrites

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

According to governor Rick Perry of Texas what America needs is prayer. We need to pray in order to restore our moral direction.

WATCH: The 'Soldiers' Inside The Mitzvah Tank | GABE JOHNSON and TAMIR ELTERMAN | Posted 06.28.2011 | New York

"We go out there like soldiers, with a mission to conquer the world with light, with goodness, with kindness," said Yishai Eliefja, 23, a Hasidic Jew ...

Anorexia and The New Values of Courtship

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.18.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The crisis in orthodoxy today is the practice of Jewish ritual to the exclusion of Jewish values. And in no area is this more evident then in the increasingly shallow dating values that are betraying our community.

NYC Gallery's 'Pornucopia' Exhibition Angers Orthodox Jews

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK--A current exhibition at the Lower East Side's Allegra LaViola Gallery has drawn fiery opposition from some unlikely art critics: Orthodox Je...

New York City Apartment Hell Pt. 2

David Serchuk | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Serchuk

Sunset Park is one or two subway stops further away from Manhattan than Park Slope, so it's gentrifying accordingly. It is a less pretentious area, but, then again, it has less to be pretentious about.

Rethinking Peter Beinart's Israel Article

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Groner

An impressive group of thinkers gathered on Tuesday night at the 92nd St. Y to debate the topic of "Has the American Jewish Establishment Failed Young Jews?"

Bei Mir Bist Du Strange

Alfred Gingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alfred Gingold

Carl Paladino has been relatively quiet lately. This interlude began after the Orthodox rabbi who claims partial authorship for the candidate's sharp indictment of homosexuality withdrew his support.

Neo-Zionism -- Israel's True Threat

Dana Agmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dana Agmon

Unlike any Jew in the world, regardless of their human quality, that can set foot in Israel and welcomed with bells and whistles, kids who were brought to life here are being deported because they are not, simply put, Jews.

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: NY Gubernatorial Nominee Insists He's Not Homophobic | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York's Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino appeared on several morning talk shows on Monday to defend his remarks to Orthodox Jewish le...

Birthright Citizenship Under Siege in the Promised Land and the Home of the Brave

Eli Y. Adashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eli Y. Adashi

One cannot help but note an eerie similarity between the birthright debates raging in the US and the State of Israel. Both nations are badly in need of resetting their immigration policies in the face of a rapidly globalizing planet.