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Posts Tagged: Modern Orthodox

February 9, 2016 4:53 am
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Modern Orthodox Education Caught Between…Modern and Orthodox

JNS.org - When the Pew Research Center published its much-discussed survey of American Jews in 2013, the findings seemed auspicious for the Orthodox denomination. Orthodox Jews...

January 29, 2016 5:46 am
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Avoid the Zealots Who Have Dibs on ‘Orthodoxy’

There has been a lot of debate recently about what defines Modern Orthodoxy. The latest “term” is “Open Orthodoxy” as opposed to “Modern,” “Rational," “Halachic,"...

August 26, 2015 5:28 pm
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Poll: Modern Orthodox Most Stridently Zionist Group Among US Jewry

Among Jewish denominations, the Modern Orthodox have the greatest zeal for the state of Israel emotionally, politically and religiously, a Pew survey revealed on Wednesday. Among Haredi, Modern...

February 6, 2014 4:50 pm
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Ban Orthodox Rabbinic Pedophiles – Not Rabbi Avi Weiss

There's an ongoing debate within the Jewish Modern Orthodox community about where its parameters lie. The most recent flare-up occurred after the Israeli Chief Rabbinate...

October 28, 2013 9:42 am
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Pew Jews: The Future of American Judaism

Oh, dear. American Jewish poobahs are all upset by a Pew Foundation survey that "discovered" that the intermarriage rate in the USA is at 58...

October 18, 2013 9:30 am
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How Dare Israel’s Rabbinate Dictate to American Orthodox Jews

Recent media reports indicate that at least ten American Modern Orthodox rabbis are no longer allowed by the Israeli Chief Rabbinate to recognize the Jewish...

September 25, 2013 8:52 am
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Modern Orthodox Women Struggle With Traditions and Modernity (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Rabbi Norman Lamm once said that when modernity fights with the liberal movements in Judaism, it is not a fair fight because...

January 30, 2013 9:29 am
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American-born Orthodox Rabbi Among the Surprising Faces of Israel’s Rising Centrist Party

The surprise of Israel's 2013 election was the rapid ascendance of the new Yesh Atid (There is a Future) party, led by former television celebrity...

January 29, 2013 10:11 am
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Year in Israel: Seminary Girls Want to Have More Than Fun

Every year, hundreds of eager eighteen-year-old girls from all over the world step off the plane at Ben Gurion airport to spend a year studying...

December 28, 2012 12:20 pm
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What Does ‘Mildly Islamist’ Mean?

The Economist, amongst many others, loves to refer to Recep Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey, and his Justice and Development Party, as "mildly Islamist". He...

December 17, 2012 8:46 am
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Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Lamm and Joe Paterno

As CEO of 5WPR, a leading public relations firm and one whose children attend Jewish Modern Orthodox day schools I am cognizant and concerned over the repeated negative...

November 28, 2012 2:36 am
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Eating Bugs or Sexual Abuse: Prioritizing Sins

We have so many humanitarian and political challenges that face us, as humans and Jews that I suspect the only way we can cope is...

September 4, 2012 1:51 pm
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Modern Orthodox Rabbincial School Announces Leadership Change

The modern Orthodox Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School (YCT) has announced that Founder and President Rav Avi Weiss will be handing over its presidency...

Culture

Basketball Star Amar’e Stoudemire Receives Israel’s Martin Luther King Jr. Award

JNS.org - Six-time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star forward Amar’e Stoudemire, who moved to...

Israeli-Born Omri Casspi Waived by NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans

JNS.org - The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) New Orleans Pelicans last weekend waived forward Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player in...

Features

Female Israeli Lone Soldiers May Finally Get Their Home Away From Home

JNS.org - Part of the widely admired strength of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)...

Israel’s Leading Counter-Terrorism Expert on His ‘Art’

JNS.org -- In 1996, when Boaz Ganor founded Israel’s International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT),...

A Muslim Woman’s Fight Against Radical Islam

If there is a single question that defines the geo-politics of our age, it might be the question that Farhana Qazi has been...

World

British Prime Minister Calls on UK Universities to ‘Swiftly Address’ Ca...

British Prime Minister Theresa May called on UK universities to “investigate and swiftly address” campus antisemitism. "Higher education institutions have a...

Israel

Netanyahu’s Leadership, Government Handling of 2014 Gaza War Criticiz...

Israel's politicians took aim at one another Tuesday following the release of a state report which criticizes the country's preparation...

Middle East

ISIS Abducts, Kills Egyptian Government ‘Collaborators’ in Sina...

In the past three days, Islamic State militants in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai region abducted four men accused of collaborating...

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