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Eliyahu Federman is an executive at an e-commerce conglomerate. He graduated law school in NY, where he served as an executive editor of law review and interned for civil rights lawyer Ron Kuby. He received his rabbinical training at the Mayanot Institute and Rabbinical College of America. He has advocated for gender equality in voting rights, sexual abuse awareness and better police-community relations in Brooklyn.

ARTICLES BY: Eliyahu Federman


June 13, 2014 7:19 am
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How Prayer and Reflection Can Counter Gun Violence

Earlier this week, another school shooting near Portland, Oregon, rocked this country. Tragically, the teen shooter killed another student and wounded a teacher, before taking his...

January 5, 2014 11:32 am
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New York Post Jokes About Chasidic Murder Victim

Menachem Stark, a Brooklyn Chasidic real estate developer, was abducted, murdered, and thrown into a dumpster. Stepping to a new low, the New York Post...

September 15, 2013 12:21 pm
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A Double Standard on Kaparot: Chickens Suffer More on Factory Farms

This week thousands of chickens are being slaughtered as part of the 'Kaparot' ritual performed by some Orthodox Jews before Yom Kippur. A live chicken is rotated...

June 27, 2013 8:30 am
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NBC Deceptively Edits Rabbi, Repeating Stereotypes, Rather Than Using Honest Quotes (VIDEO)

The narrative the prosecution in George Zimmerman's trial may claim is that Zimmerman was motivated by racism. This narrative reached a pinnacle of acceptance...

June 23, 2013 2:49 pm
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NBC Misrepresents Chabad Rabbi on Sexual Abuse (UPDATE)

NBC recently ran an important story on Judy Brown's heroic efforts fighting the culture of silence in her insular Hasidic community. The segment highlights her award...

March 5, 2013 12:22 pm
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School Dean Suppresses Sexual Abuse Discussion Under Pretext of Religious Modesty

"I do maintain our position that it is not in keeping with the standards of Tznius [modesty] and fundamentally unsafe to post intimate...

February 5, 2013 1:43 am
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Censoring the Language of Sexual Abuse

Numerous Orthodox Jewish websites censor the word "sexual" in the context of discussing sexual abuse. Such censorship sends the message to young people...

January 16, 2013 1:04 am
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Gratuitous Use of Holocaust Imagery in the Israeli-Arab Conflict (VIDEO)

A video circulating on the Internet shows a group of Palestinian youth violently bullying and mocking two young Jewish men as they are chased...

January 14, 2013 12:37 am
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Exposing Child Predators Without Defaming the Innocent

One Orthodox Jewish website exposes people accused of sex crimes against children, such as rape, even when no criminal charges have been filed. They...

December 17, 2012 5:56 pm
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The Irony of Celebrating Chanukah in a Sports Arena

The Miami Heat hosted a Jewish heritage night at the basketball team's Dec. 12 game at American Airlines Arena, with tens of thousands in attendance. Chabad of...

December 14, 2012 4:30 pm
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Brooklyn DA Recognizes Jewish Organization That Exposes Sexual Predators (VIDEO)

On Dec. 10, 2012, hours after Nechemya Weberman was convicted of repeatedly sexually abusing a girl he was supposed to be mentoring, the Brooklyn DA Charles...

October 18, 2012 1:54 pm
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Officers in NYPD Beating Case Need to be Charged With Lying Under Oath

A homeless man sleeping at a Jewish youth center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, was roused from his sleep, wrongly accused of trespassing, then repeatedly and violently...

September 25, 2012 2:26 pm
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Use Fish, Not Chicken for Kaparot

Thousands of Orthodox Jews are preparing to swing live chickens over their heads before Yom Kippur, symbolically transferring their sins to the chicken. The chicken...

July 9, 2012 2:00 pm
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The Bible and Constitution Protect the KKK’s Right to ‘Adopt-A-Highway’

When Free Speech Collides with Hate Speech, Truth is the Remedy Conspicuously wearing my kippah, I walked out of a TJ Maxx in Cincinnati,...

Culture

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo...

Genesis Prize Foundation to Honor Life and Legacy of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

JNS.org - The Genesis Prize Foundation announced plans to honor the late prominent...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Israel

Israel Says Initial Assessment Is Iran Behind Explosion on Israeli-Owned Sh...

Israeli defense minister Benny Gantz said on Saturday his "initial assessment" was that Iran was responsible for an explosion on...

Middle East

Palestinians Shut West Bank Schools to Contain Coronavirus Variants

Schools in the West Bank will shut down for 12 days in an effort to stop a sharp rise in coronavirus variant infections, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh said on...

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