Pushing The Envelope: Rabbi Avi Weiss says his new school will train Orthodox women to be ?full members of the rabbinic clergy.?

Orthodox Women To Be Trained As Clergy, If Not Yet as Rabbis

Plans for a new school to train Orthodox women as clergy are pushing the issue of the role of women in Orthodox Judaism to a new and untested frontier.

Religious Dissent: Demonstrators at the yearly dinner of Agudath Israel, an Orthodox umbrella group, voice their anger over what they view as its weak stand against rabbinic child molesters.

Escalating Tensions, Protesters Rile Agudath Israel Over Sex-Abuse Bill

Inside the grand ballroom of the Midtown Hilton in Manhattan, Agudath Israel of America’s annual dinner was unfolding according to plan. Men and women dressed in traditional yet elegant clothes dined on salmon and listened to Senator Charles Schumer and Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledge their fealty.

Jewish Activists Part With Bibi On Settlements

Israel’s change of tone toward the Palestinian peace process under its new government has caught Jewish supporters in the United States off guard, leaving them to grapple with a policy shift that now stresses the need to limit future Palestinian sovereignty and avoids discussing a two-state solution.

On Tour: Pro-Palestinian groups are calling on Leonard Cohen, top, to cancel his September concert in Israel.

Now Back in Public, Songwriting Legend Leonard Cohen Plays To a New Controversy

Buddhist monk, Jewish poet, famed philanderer and now the subject of political protest, Leonard Cohen performed at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on May 17. The elusive Canadian folk-rock legend, on his first major tour in 15 years, worked the capacity crowd of 6,000 fans who shouted out and sang along through three hours of his trademark songs of despair, doom and failed love. Now 74, Cohen bounced around the stage with more energy than he ever displayed as a young singer in the 1960s.

Yes You Can: Own Sammy Davis Jr.?s menorah for $15,000.

Menorah Illuminates Davis Jr.’s Judaism

If you want to buy Sammy Davis Jr.’s menorah when goes up for auction next month, it will cost you a bit more than a song.