Jewish Groups Welcome Facebook, Twitter Pledge to Crack Down on Hate Speech

Jewish groups welcomed a pledge by four Internet giants to crack down on online hate speech, though some questioned the firms’ commitment to act.


Reform Women Rabbis Celebrate Getting Exact Same Title as Men — After 44 Years

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.


How Super-Buff Reality Show Star Named Tiltil Stopped Israeli Terror Attack

Donald Trump has done his part to blur the line between reality television and reality for Americans, transitioning from fake boss in The Apprentice to an actual contender to U.S. presidential candidate on the evening news.

One Tenacious Family, Two Inspiring Rabbis

Rabbi Michael Balinsky and his daughter Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman have both been named Most Inspiring Rabbis by the Forward — and are the only parent and child to be so honored.


Montreal Is Finally Getting Its Very Own Jewish Museum

Opening this month, the Museum of Jewish Montreal — located in a traditional Ashkenazi neighborhood — is the brainchild of Zev Moses who’s been running an online version of the museum for half a decade.

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