JERUSALEM (RNS) Because Jewish law requires witnesses to conversions to be above reproach, some have questioned whether the conversions that accused Rabbi Barry Freundel oversaw were illegitimate.
WASHINGTON (RNS) In the wake of Washington’s “peeping rabbi” scandal, some Jewish women say a focus simply on hardware isn’t enough to keep mikvahs safe and sacred.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Accused of spying on naked women, one of D.C.’s most prominent rabbis has been suspended without pay.
(RNS) The campaign was designed to counter the anti-Islam ads that appeared months ago on D.C. city buses and still circulate on New York City buses.
(RNS) “This is completely new dialogue, where we look at Old Testament text and rabbinic texts, and Christians are willing to look at Judaism and the Jewish text through Jewish eyes with Jewish lecturers,” says Yoram Hazony of the Herzl Institute.
JERUSALEM (RNS) Bar mitzvah boys are encouraged to read from the Torah at the Western Wall, but the state-supported Western Wall Heritage Foundation, which is run by Israel’s Orthodox establishment, prohibits girls and women from doing so.
SANIBEL, Fla. (RNS) Henry Ford “really has a very dark history as far as the Jewish community and Jews are concerned.” Indeed.
(RNS) As a not-so-famous blue-collar sage once told me: “Selfishness and entitlement are such fast-growing weeds.”
(RNS) The Supreme Court will decide whether a Muslim inmate can grow a beard. So what does facial hair have to do with religion, anyway? Let us ‘Splain …