(Haaretz) — When 50 members of the grassroots protest group If Not Now arrived at UJA-Federation of New York in the late afternoon gloom last Monday, they were met by a scrum of police and security officers barring their entry into the building.
Much has changed in Crown Heights in the past 25 years, since the accidental death of a black boy touched off three days of rioting in which black youths attacked religious Jews in the Brooklyn neighborhood.
Since 1972, when the Reform movement ordained its first female rabbi, more than 700 others have joined her ranks in that denomination alone. But a surprise awaited them, though few seemed to notice: The language on their ordination certificates was markedly different than that of their male colleagues.
Advocates for sexual abuse victims in the Orthodox Jewish community will be descending on New York’s state capital on May 3 to lobby the legislature to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex abuse offenses.
On the NBC miniseries ‘A.D.: The Bible Continues,’ one of the prayers sounded familiar to rabbinical student Trisha Arlin. She says the producers didn’t give her credit, and now she wants compensation.
Prominent American academics who oppose the BDS movement are calling for personal sanctions on four Israeli leaders — including right wing star Naftali Bennett.
Will Chabad rethink its open door policy after a visibly agitated man walked in, reportedly yelled “Kill the Jews!” and immediately stabbed a young student in the head?
Jewish students at Wellesley College say they are struggling with an uptick in anti-Israel activity. So why did the elite school abruptly fire its Hillel leadership?
Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum features 5,000 objects celebrating the dead. On Halloween, it also raises a question: Why are so many Jews obsessed with this macabre stuff?
On its face, ‘Transparent’ is about a transgender father coming out to his family. It is also arguably the Jewiest television show ever.