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The Many Hats Of Orthodox Judaism

Simi Lichtman | Posted 04.12.2013 | Religion
Simi Lichtman

It is, perhaps, more newsworthy to make all Orthodox Jews out to be stuck in an ancient tradition, as if every religious Jew is still wearing their zaidy's zaidy's Polish garb. It may be newsworthy, but it's not accurate, and it's not sound journalism.

Mayor Yidl Itzik Koch, May His Memory Be For A Blessing

Arthur Kurzweil | Posted 04.06.2013 | Religion
Arthur Kurzweil

To some, Mayor Koch will be remembered as the signer of our nation's first pooper-scooper law. To others, it will be his extraordinary work creating affordable housing in New York City. To me, it was being asked to help trace his Jewish family history and genealogy.

Orthodox Jewish Revival Opens Niche For Yiddish News

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2013 | Religion

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor Jan 30 (Reuters) - The rapid revival of strict Orthodox Jewish communities that has shifted New York ...

The Five And A Half Tribes of the Jews

Scott A. Shay | Posted 08.21.2012 | Religion
Scott A. Shay

Jews have long practiced unity through diversity. Despite the current divisions of American Jewry, there is no doubt that Jews maintain the ability to act in unity when there is a compelling need.