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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

Belieb It: Justin Bieber to Perform in Israel in 2017

JNS.org -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will perform in Israel as part of his upcoming 2017 international tour. The singer announced...

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron (REVIEW)

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron, by Colin Shindler, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2015, 411 pp. Finally, the student of...

Features

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

World

Report: Donald Trump to Name Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Donald Trump is expected to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, two sources close to the transition process told NBC News on Saturday. The 64-year-old veteran oil...

Israel

Facing Evacuation, Amona Settlers Plan Resistance Campaign

Facing a court-ordered evacuation, residents of the Jewish settlement outpost of Amona in the West Bank are digging in for a fight to the finish. Vowing fierce but nonviolent resistance,...

Middle East

At Least 13 Said Dead, 38 Injured in Twin Blasts Outside Istanbul Soccer St...

At least 13 people are reported to have been killed in two explosions outside a football stadium in central Istanbul, according...

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