Rabbi of Historic Orthodox Synagogue Overturns Decision To Let Women Lead

The historic Bialystoker Synagogue, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, looked set to launch a new era this past June: For the first time, the Orthodox congregation was prepared to allow a woman to run for a position on its board.

Bibi Sets Out For New Meeting With Obama, Hoping for Better Luck Now

The joke making the rounds in Jerusalem ahead of next week’s Netanyahu-Obama summit: Time to bone up on geology.

Newly Ordained Find the 2010 Spiritual Job Market a Tough Place To Sell Their Wares

Last fall, Rabbi Lennard Thal gave an uncharacteristic warning to senior rabbinical students at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the seminary that trains Reform rabbis: Consider options other than the pulpit for your rabbinic career.

Kagan Defends Her Admiration for Barak

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan said her admiration for a former Israeli chief justice was rooted in her Jewishness and admiration for Israel.

The Family That Laughs Together...

Where do funny kids come from? In the case of Ben Stiller, some pretty hilarious parents — comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.

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