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Birthright Citizenship Under Siege in the Promised Land and the Home of the Brave

Eli Y. Adashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eli Y. Adashi

One cannot help but note an eerie similarity between the birthright debates raging in the US and the State of Israel. Both nations are badly in need of resetting their immigration policies in the face of a rapidly globalizing planet.

Social Justice and Orthodox Judaism

Tali Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tali Adler

Uri L'Tzedek, Hebrew for "Awaken to Justice," is America's first Orthodox Jewish social justice organization. Founded in 2007, it is leading an awakening within the Orthodox community.

10 Men, 10 Women: The Challenge from Feminist Orthodox Jews

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Suissa

One aspect of modernity that has posed a delicate challenge has been the role of women in the synagogue. A few Orthodox thinkers have weighed in, challenging some traditional dogmas.

Gays in the Israeli Military

Yermi Brenner | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Yermi Brenner

The Israeli military's liberal approach towards gays was a stepping stone for acceptance of homosexuals in other branches of the Israeli security forces and in the Israeli society in general.

Kosher Beef? Israel Paraders Chant "Go Back to Hungary & Poland!" at Ultra-Orthodox Jews (WATCH)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Amid an otherwise festive ethos at New York City's annual Salute to Israel Parade, hundreds of paraders ended up facing off with a group of ultra-Orthodox Jews who oppose the state of Israel.

Upside Down Judaism: Why Are Progressives Studying Talmud?

ReligionDispatches | Aryeh Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

What does it mean that conservatives, and some Orthodox, have begun to agitate for social justice, while progressives, traditionally secular, are "tak...

Sara Hurwitz's 'Rabba' Title Sparks Orthodox Jewish Condemnation

ReligionDispatches | Mark Dery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Just six weeks after Sara Hurwitz was granted the title of "rabba" -- a feminized version of "rabbi" -- that title is in jeopardy as Orthodox Jews con...

Orthodox Matchmaker: A Love Story in Midwood

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Yaffi Spodek & Nathania Zevi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost Eyes&Ears Citizen Journalism Unit in collaboration with The Brooklyn Ink at the Columbia Journalism School. "What should we do? ...

Jews, Muslims Worry Body Scanners Violate Religious Laws | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Full-body scanners are the latest clash between religious sensitivity and national security. Some religious groups say the scanners are forcing an unc...

Mumps Outbreak Spreads: Over 1,500 Infected

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ATLANTA — A mumps outbreak among Orthodox Jews in New York and New Jersey has now surpassed 1,500 cases and shows no sign of ending soon, health off...

Yaakov Neeman, Israeli Justice Minister, Says Jewish Law Must Become Binding

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Israel's justice minister called for Jewish law to become binding in Israel, causing a stir Tuesday that cut to the heart of the cou...

Topless Protest Latest Brooklyn Bike Lane Battle

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Bicyclists planning a protest ride through New York City are calling it their "Freedom Ride" – free of clothing, that is. The r...

Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Rabbis Rage Against The Internet

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ben Lynfield, The Independent Ultra-orthodox rabbis in Israel are trying to crack down on growing use of the internet among their followers, saying t...

Why I (Sometimes) Don't Wear A Kipah*

Menachem Kaiser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Menachem Kaiser

Open, visible identification with any group whose rules and/or opinions are stated or implicitly assumed is a responsibility, or, conversely, a burden.

Anne Barker, Seasoned Reporter, Gets Harassed, Spit On At Orthodox Jewish Protest In Jerusalem

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Anne Barker, a reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, was caught in a violent protest of Orthodox Jews against a local carpark that wou...

Ashira: Orthodox Jewish All-Girl Rock Band Refuses To Play For Men

AP | TARA TODRAS-WHITEHILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMAT GAN, Israel — On a fog-filled stage, as the six women of the Ashira band rocked before their die-hard fans, a man entered the auditorium _...

Orthodox Jewish Community Rocked By Widespread Sex Abuse Allegations

ABC News | SCOTT MICHELS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

When Joel Engelman was 8 years old, he says, he was called from his Hebrew class to the principal's office at his Brooklyn yeshiva, a Jewish religious...

Account From The Set Of "Jerusalem: Center Of The World"

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ray Suarez

I have always been interested in those places where the membrane between the seen and the unseen is thin -- where human beings feel able to touch the eternal.

How New York Media Grinches Taught Me the True Meaning of Chanukah

Steven I. Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steven I. Weiss

Despite the fact that many media personalities are bright and funny and fascinating and love being Jewish, so many of them have the distinct feeling that Judaism doesn't want them.

Sex As An Orthodox Jew | Lynne Meredith Schreiber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Two little drops of reddish brown on my underwear. Here we go again. Since I had kids, my cycle is irregular, which wouldn't be a big deal except tha...