The fact that she’s the only out transgender female rabbi doesn’t surprise 28-year-old Emily Aviva Kapor. It’s a reflection of sexism in the broader society, she said, paired with the fact that the Jewish feminist movement largely has overlooked trans women. “If I want to have an affirmative Judaism for all women, including trans women,” she said, “I have to make it myself.”3
Israel secretly jailed a second suspected double agent, like the now infamous Prisoner X. Yossi Melman reveals the inside story of how the deepest secrets of the Mossad hit the front page.8
Ron Dermer, Israel’s soon-to-be ambassador to the U.S., has a reputation as a pugnacious and hard-charging defender of Benjamin Netanyahu. That’s fine with him.
Israel says the Bedouins of the Negev desert would be better off living in towns. But the ancient tribespeople are fighting back — and enlisting American Jews in their fight.10
Richard Andron is named along with two Y.U. rabbis in a $380 million abuse suit. The Orthodox volunteer and karate enthusiast allegedly preyed on boys in dorms and youth events.12
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