Alison Kaplan Sommer


Reality TV Star's Conversion Plight Reveals Orthodox Rabbinate's Kafkaesque Grip

By Alison Kaplan Sommer

Reality TV Star's Conversion Plight Reveals Orthodox Rabbinate's Kafkaesque Grip
Israel’s Orthodox rabbis have told reality TV star Alin Levy she cannot complete the process of converting to Judaism —because she is an actress.Read More


Too Sexy for Purim?

By Alison Kaplan Sommer

Too Sexy for Purim?
Purim costumes and the hot-button issues surrounding women’s’ and girls’ bodies have become increasingly intertwined in recent years.Read More


'Shul on the Beach' Makes Orthodox Waves in Los Angeles

By Alison Kaplan Sommer

'Shul on the Beach' Makes Orthodox Waves in Los Angeles
Did you hear the one about the Los Angeles shul located between a rehab center and a sex shop, with a view of a beach where bikini-clad sun worshippers frolic?Read More



    Would you like to receive updates about new stories?






















    We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

    Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.