Non-Orthodox religious groups declined the yearly presidential call with President Trump. They were wrong to do so.
The name change, dropping “Open” from “Open Orthodoxy”, is merely cosmetic, Rabbi Avi Shafran argues.
The time has come for all Jews and all African Americans to reject generalizations born of the worst examples in the “other’s” community.
You can’t claim to represent the “American Jewish community” if you advocate for a Western Wall policy that alienates its fastest-growing group.
Jews do not kill in the name of Judaism. Instead, there is one way we channel the human “fighting instinct”: Studying the Torah.
I have called haredim “the Jews’ Jews.” That’s because some Jews show vile and visceral hatred for them, like anti-Semites do for Jews as a whole.
Casting Israel’s Haredim as some sort of Black Peril bent on creating an oppressive theocracy is loony.
The fight for women’s dignity — their rights to equal pay for equal work and quest to be seen as people and not as objects — is a just one. But fomenting the myth that it’s a fight that, with sheer determination and spunk, can actually be won will only cause disillusionment.
Orthodox groups are growing quickly, but stopping at numbers misses an underlying, vital issue. Why is it that Orthodox couples have large families?
All parents have a right to raise their children as they see fit, Avi Shafran argues. Betsy DeVos gets that.