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Ultra Orthodox Judaism

How This Ex-Hasidic Woman Lost And Found Her Judaism

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion

Abby Stein was born into a family of rabbis in a Hasidic neighborhood in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She told The Huffington Post that growing up, her lif...

Let's Talk About Mental Health Stigma in the Orthodox Community

Bin Goldman, PsyD | Posted 05.26.2016 | Religion
Bin Goldman, PsyD

It's great to be part of a community. In a community, such as the various Jewish communities, you have people to turn to, who will mobilize for you and share your joys and your challenges. Except when you don't.

Stories Of Pain And Isolation After Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Judaism

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion

Shulem Deen had been a devout Hasidic Jew until he had a "faith crisis" that eventually forced him away from both the religion and his family, he told...

Talia Lavin

Jews Who Left The Ultra-Orthodox World Find Support In One Another

HuffingtonPost.com | Talia Lavin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion

Shulem Deen’s first steps away from Hasidic Judaism were in the direction of a radio. Defying his community's express prohibitions against secu...

Sophia Jones

Israel's First Ultra-Orthodox Tech Incubator Is Grooming Future CEOs -- Or Rabbis

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

An ultra-Orthodox man works at Haredi Hi-Tech Forum in Bnei Brak, Israel. BNEI BRAK, Israel -- "3,000 years ago, the people of Israel came from Egy...

Town's Mayoral Election Reflects Israel's Secular And Religious Tension

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - A bitter mayoral race in a town that has become a symbol of religious and political divisions in Israel ended on Wednesday with the victor...

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Dies at 93

Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the outspoken leader of Sephardic Jews in Israel died Monday. Cause of death was not released. The 93-year-old rabbi, who was ...

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Protesters Smash Bus Windows

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.20.2013 | Religion

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish protesters attacked three buses in Beit Shemesh, a city 30 miles west of Jerusalem, in response to the arrest of a couple who re...

The Failure of Liberal Theological Imagination

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 04.05.2013 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

Religious traditions change radically across time and space. Let Orthodox theology worship the idol of godly and cultural immutability. Modernist theology demands a more sophisticated engagement.

Hidden Camera Catches Rabbi In Alleged Child Sex Abuse Cover Up

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.01.2013 | Religion

Ephraim Padwa, a senior Haredi rabbi in the United Kingdom, was recently caught on camera telling a presumed victim of alleged child sex abuse not to ...

Brooklyn Yeshivas Eschew Laws, Don't Teach English And Math

| Posted 01.24.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer BROOKLYN — Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Borough President Marty Markowitz waffled Wednesday over who has...

The Secret Double Lives Of Young Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Men

Posted 12.13.2012 | New York

In a small apartment filled with his children, under the watchful eyes of a tightly knit Hasidic neighborhood in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a young fathe...

Leading Ultra-Orthodox Group Insists Abuse Claims Go To Rabbis First

Posted 05.23.2012 | Religion

By Paul Berger The Forward An Orthodox parent whose child tells him he’s been sexually abused may not take that child’s claim to the police wi...

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.

Message To Religious Extremists: Listen To Joseph!

Rabbi Mel Gottlieb, Ph.D. | Posted 03.18.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Mel Gottlieb, Ph.D.

In recent weeks, there have been reports of the escalating tensions in Israel between some in the ultra-Orthodox community and the general Israeli populace.

Israeli Military Rabbi Quits Over Comments

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2012 | World

JERUSALEM, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A top Israeli military rabbi resigned on Tuesday after making comments that appeared to condone allowing ultra-Orthodo...

Ultra Orthodox And Secular Jews Clash Over Gender Segregation In Israel

Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion

Ultra Orthodox Jews continue to push for segregation between men and women in the city of Beit-Shemesh, Israel, as secular residents fight back. "It ...

Israelis, Resentful Of Orthodox Grip On Society, Fight Back

Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion

By Michele Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) With its department-store-sized windows, the Kolben Dance Company's studio faces a busy do...

Rejecting 'Modesty' For Women's Rights In Jerusalem

Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts

Jerusalem is home to great tension between the traditional and the liberal, the religious and the secular, the ancient word and ideals of Western civi...

Israeli 'Freedom Riders' Ensure A Woman's Place At Front Of The Bus

Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion

By Michele Chabin c. 2011 Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) Vera Kreidlin boarded an empty No. 56 bus for the 25-minute ride from a religious ...