Jewish LGBT Leaders Meet, But Can’t Yet Find a Vision Shared by All

A social justice activist from Oakland, Calif. A party planner from New York. The leader of a small havurah in Detroit. These were some of the 93 people who were invited to Berkeley, Calif., to help build a more cohesive movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews.

No More Vodka Jokes: Russian Comics Have a New, Funny Side

It is Friday evening in Midtown Manhattan, and Oleg Boksner, aka Alec Fly, is standing on a small wooden stage in the basement of the Broadway Comedy Club. He’s wearing a Russian fur hat with a communist badge on the front, and mimicking a grumpy immigrant from the former Soviet Union.

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.

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