Man Named in Y.U. Suit Lured Boys With Karate, Porn — and Modern Orthodox Ties

To teenage boys, Ricky Andron was a cool older guy who taught karate, flashed Playboy magazines and hosted sleepovers. Most of them never revealed what he did — until now.


Sweeping E-Rate Changes Proposed by FCC Member After Forward Exposes Flaws

A federal offiicial has proposed sweeping reforms to E-Rate, a $2 billion technology subsidy that has been heavily exploited by Orthodox Jews.

Dusty Espionage Law With Jewish History Takes Center Stage in Snooping Scandal

A World War I-era spy law is being used against snooping scandal leaker Edward Snowden. Why have so many Jews found themselves in the Espionage Act’s crosshairs over the years?

New Generation of Transgender Rabbis Ties Jewish Practice and Gender Change

The number of transgender rabbis in America will soon double — from three to six. The next generation is blazing a trail with a unique approach to gender identity and Jewish spirituality.


Leiah Moser Challenges Progressive Jewish Feminism

When Leiah Moser began her gender transition last year, she found an unexpected cushion in rabbinical school, where many of her fellow students were trying on new identities and even new names. “All of my classmates are undergoing this intense, extreme process of transformation, and most of them feel just as challenged and confused about it as I do my gender transition,” she said.

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