Nathan Guttman


How a Stunned Synagogue Faces Up to Sins of Rabbi Barry Freundel

By Nathan Guttman

How a Stunned Synagogue Faces Up to Sins of Rabbi Barry Freundel
How should a Modern Orthodox congregation react when its rabbi is accused of abusing converts? In the case of Barry Freundel, Kesher Israel didn’t hesitate.Read More


Dueling Narratives Emerge On Palestinian Internment Camps

By Nathan Guttman

Dueling Narratives Emerge On Palestinian Internment Camps
New documents reveal a little-known chapter of Israeli history: Palestinian internment. Israelis say they were legal POWs. Palestinians claim something far worse.Read More


Rabbi Freundel's Synagogue Responds to His Arrest

By Nathan Guttman

Rabbi Freundel's Synagogue Responds to His Arrest
The president of Kesher Israel synagogue gave a heartfelt reaction to Rabbi Barry Freundel’s arrest on voyeurism charges — in a speech that did not mention Freundel by name even once.Read More


Christian Evangelicals Push Aliyah — and Jews Are Concerned

By Nathan Guttman

Christian Evangelicals Push Aliyah — and Jews Are Concerned
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews will soon launch its own program to help Jews immigrate to Israel. Some think that’s a bad mix.Read More


How Do You Celebrate Simchat Torah When Your Rabbi Has Been Arrested?

By Nathan Guttman

How Do You Celebrate Simchat Torah When Your Rabbi Has Been Arrested?
Rabbi Freundel’s arrest on voyeurism charges did not stop the congregants at Kesher Israel from celebrating Simchat Torah with a determinedly joyous lay-led service.Read More



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