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Posts Tagged: Modern Orthodox

July 16, 2017 12:39 pm
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Alan Dershowitz: So Now American Zionists Want to Boycott Israel

This article was first published by Gatestone Institute. Several prominent American Zionists – including long-time supporters of Israel – are so outraged at the Israeli government’s...

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

BBC Follows Blind British Backpacker as He Visits Israel’s Western Wall

Cameras from a BBC travel series followed a blind British backpacker who is on...

‘Bachelor’ Star Has Jewish Wedding at Synagogue in Texas

A "Bachelor" alum had a traditional Jewish wedding in Houston, Texas on Sunday. Reality television star...

France’s Greatest Composer — Georges Bizet — Was Jewish

Few operas are performed more than Georges Bizet’s Carmen; none are better loved. It...

Features

Trump, Often Polarizing, Draws Broad Jewish and Christian Support on Jerusalem

JNS.org - It’s not often that the American Jewish community is united on issues...

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Bringing US Policy ‘Back to Reality’

JNS.org - President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on...

Israel’s Iron Dome System Goes Naval

JNS.org - The Israeli Navy has a new tool at its disposal to defend the country’s offshore gas rigs in the...

World

Explosion Rocks Major Manhattan Transport Hub, One Suspect in Custody

An explosion rocked New York's Port Authority Bus Terminal, one of the city's busiest commuter hubs, on Monday morning and police said one suspect was injured and in custody, with...

Israel

Israel Destroys ‘Significant’ Cross-Border Terror Tunnel From G...

Israeli forces on Sunday destroyed a "significant" cross-border attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip, which the military said was being...

Middle East

During Surprise Syria Visit, Putin Orders Pullout of ‘Significant Par...

President Vladimir Putin ordered "a significant part" of Russia's military contingent in Syria to start withdrawing on Monday, saying Moscow...

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