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This Trans Woman Left Her Hasidic Community To Fully Embrace Her True Self
Growing up Hasidic, Abby Stein struggled to reconcile her gender identity and her spiritual identity.
Hasidic Mother: Sneaking Out to See My Lesbian Lover
Feminist, LGBTQ advocate, and award-winning author of Uncovere...
I won't let myself imagine the betrayal that will linger in my children's eyes for years. Soon, I will tell myself that I do this as a matter of survival, pikuach nefesh, that like Levi scrubbing his hands even on the Sabbath when he had cancer, the Law stipulates that survival supersedes the Law.
Religious Accommodations in the Workplace
Professor and author of The Consuming Instinct and The Evoluti...
In an 8-1 decision the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of a hijab-clad woman who had been denied a job by Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) based on its "look policy" (which has since been redefined by the company).
Three Jews Visit Scandinavia
Writer, Actor, Dad.
Tensions are understandably high. The loss of lives on both sides is a tragedy. Thanks to Israel's Iron Dome defense, many Israeli lives have been spared. But Hamas keeps trying. And Israel keeps fighting back. And the horrible cycle goes on and on.
Fill the Void
Author and film critic, hollywoodandfine.com
Fill the Void
is as interesting for the things it doesn't do as for what it does. Written and directed by Rama Burshtein and set in the Hasidic community of Tel Aviv, it's a story about family and a sense of duty, informed by a devout faith.
Finding Common Ground Between Sexuality and Spirituality
Associate Religion Editor, The Huffington Post
If religious, spiritual, activist and LGBT organizations, alike, are invested in nurturing a sustainable and fulfilling future, they have only to gain from providing the fodder for common ground.
Matisyahu's Transformation Isn't Unique
Rabbi Jason Miller
Entrepreneur, Educator, Writer and Technologist - "Rabbi Witho...
If we learn anything from Matisyahu's very public religious transformation it should be that our identity isn't static. Our lives are journeys.
Matisyahu's Search For Authenticity
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein
Co-founder of LA's Pico Shul
In the 24 months that Matisyahu worked on this album, one wonders if he found what he was looking for or is still searching. Did he find diamonds or did he find dirt?
How Traif Came to Williamsburg
Hipsters vs. Hasids: The Battle Over Brooklyn's Bike Lanes
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Religious Groups Assume The Victims' Role
Michael B. Laskoff
A bill is pending in the New York State Legislature to temporarily lift the statute of limitations on lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of children.
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