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A Rabbi Is Not a "Rabbi" in the Jewish Orthodox Twilight Zone

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leora Tanenbaum

Within Orthodoxy, the "rabbi" title for a woman with the exact same credentials as a male rabbi is considered as forbidden as eating pork on Yom Kippur.

The Incestuous Merkins Produce Ethically Murky Doings at the New York Times

Roger Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Roger Smith

The Times thought it fitting to allow the sister of Erza Merkin who steered $2.4 billion to Madoff to be prominently featured, and allowed her to get away with the barest sort of disclosure.

Too Expensive and Lonely to be Jewish

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The two most urgent priorities of the American Jewish community are making Jewish life more affordable and fixing the broken Jewish dating scene.

Madoff's Chosen People -- What Can and Can't Be Said Out Loud

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

Is there any non-Jew in America who was thinking about marrying or doing business with a Jew that is now reconsidering that decision because Bernie Madoff was Jewish?

Shaky Foundations & Bernie Madoff

Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Gunther

Nonprofits and foundations have to pay a lot more attention to how and where their money is invested. They can't just be responsible donors. They need to be responsible owners as well.

The Real Lesson for Madoff's Chosen People

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Larry Gellman

44% of Americans say they have changed their religion at least once. A generation ago, we were born Jewish or Christian and we stayed that way whether we liked it or not.

Transgender Professor at Yeshiva U. -- Mazel Tov!

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Leora Tanenbaum

English professor Joy Ladin, formerly Jay Ladin, makes Yeshiva University the first religiously conservative university in the United States with a transgender faculty member.