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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 Cit...

Bad for the Jews, Bad for America

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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.

Ultra-Orthodox Don Nazi Garb At Protest, Spark Outrage

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 03.02.2012 | World

JERUSALEM — Images of ultra-Orthodox Jews dressing up as Nazi concentration camp inmates during a protest drew widespread condemnation Sunday an...

Reporters Change An Insular Jewish World

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 09.05.2011 | Media

JERUSALEM — In the insular world of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel, the fact that the news is being reported is itself important news. A decade ...

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...

Ultra-Orthodox, Jerusalem Court Reach Deal As Rioters Continue To Wreak Havoc

AP | STEVE WEIZMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — A judge in Jerusalem and leaders of the city's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community agreed Friday to a compromise aimed at ending days of...