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Ultra Orthodox

Leaving Her Ultra-Orthodox Past Meant More Than Losing Her Family. It Meant Redefining Her Womanhood.

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 07.23.2015 | Women

Leah Vincent separated from her deeply religious family as a 16-year-old over the course of two phone calls. She had been sent to New York City to wor...

Bad for the Jews, Bad for America

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.26.2016 | Religion
Sandy Goodman

The American Jewish community is coming apart at the seams. Its vital center is collapsing, and the entire group is increasingly polarized by runaway growth at both extremes: religious fundamentalism on one end, secular non-belief on the other.

WATCH: Jewish Women Band Together To Fight Discrimination From Ultra-Orthodox Community

Huffington Post | Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion

As tension rises between the modern-Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Israel, women are speaking out. Having just written "The Feminis...

What the Arab Awakening, Salafists and Israel Have in Common

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.14.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

As new expressions of democracy sweep across the Arab world, the spectrum of political philosophies -- from secular liberalism to religious ultra orthodoxy -- will struggle for positions of primacy in the development of these societies.

Why Are 110,000 Orthodox Israelis Rioting to 'Protect' Segregated Schools?

Eileen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eileen Read

It is with American ears that revere the separation of church and state that we listen in awe to extreme religious happenings in the Middle East. Som...