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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

Gal Gadot Shows Solidarity With Israeli Women Protesting Domestic Violence in Nationwide Strike

Israeli actress Gal Gadot expressed support for the thousands of women across Israel...

Non-Jewish Kids Reveal They Know Little About Hanukkah on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

A new segment featured Monday on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" showcased children...

The Man Who Walked Every Street of New York City

If a New Yorker tells you to go take a walk, usually you’ve done something wrong. But not Matt Green....

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

Jewish Groups Welcome Chilean Government Decision to Ban Municipal Boycotts...

Top Jewish groups have welcomed a Chilean government decision made earlier this week to ban municipalities across the country from...

Middle East

Iran Arrests 10 Suspects in Suicide Bombing That Killed Two

Iranian security forces have detained 10 people suspected of links to a suicide car bomb attack this week that killed at least two policemen, police chief Hossein Ashtari said on...

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