Judy Maltz


Israeli Chief Rabbinate Will Review Rabbi Freundel's Conversions

By Judy Maltz

Israeli Chief Rabbinate Will Review Rabbi Freundel's Conversions
Israel’s Chief Rabbinate is reviewing the validity of conversions performed by Rabbi Barry Freundel — despite the U.S. ruling that the ‘peeping’ rabbi’s conversions ‘remain halakhically valid.’Read More


More Orthodox Women Dance With Scroll for Simchat Torah

By Judy Maltz

More Orthodox Women Dance With Scroll for Simchat Torah
Many Orthodox synagogues now allow or even encourage women to dance with scrolls on Simchat Torah. More than 100 Israelis shuls have joined in the trend.Read More


Where Do Shofars Come From?

By Judy Maltz

Where Do Shofars Come From?
Eleven months of the year, traffic is slow at best at a Tel Aviv shofar store. But as the High Holidays draw near, it’s a madhouse.Read More


American Vacationers Wake Up in Israel War Zone

By Judy Maltz

American Vacationers Wake Up in Israel War Zone
They came to Israel on vacation and suddenly found themselves in the midst of a war. American tourists were trying to keep their nerve — even as the bomb sirens blared.Read More


Holocaust Study Debunks Myth of 'Ungrateful Jew'

By Judy Maltz

Holocaust Study Debunks Myth of 'Ungrateful Jew'
In Poland, they were known as the ungrateful Jews. These were Jews who survived the Holocaust because of the selfless acts of thousands of Polish rescuers who put their lives on the line for them but were never properly thanked.Read More



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