Deb Tambor Child-Custody Woes Common Among Parents Who Leave Hasidic World

Deb Tambor ended her own life after leaving the Hasidic community. Like many others, she lost custody of her children to a spouse backed by a unified ultra-Orthodox community.


After Y.U. Drama, What About Other Jewish Groups Where Akiva Roth Worked?

Yeshiva U. hired Hebrew teacher Akiva Roth despite his criminal record — then ousted him. Do other Jewish institutions where he worked have policies to prevent hiring sex offenders?


Yeshiva U. Cuts Loose Hebrew Teacher Akiva Roth Over Criminal Record With Boys

Yeshiva U. has cut loose Hebrew teacher Akiva Roth. The Forward reported his convictions for sexually inappropriate behavior with boys years earlier.


Polyamorous Jews Seek Acceptance of Multi-Partner Lifestyle — Even in Shul

‘Polyamorous’ Jews are often shunned at synagogues and in the community. Some are pushing for greater acceptance for the controversial practice.


Sephardic Shas Party Struggles To Survive Death of Towering Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s impact was evident in the unprecedented outpouring at his funeral. But will the Sephardic political movement survive its towering leader’s death?

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