Packing the Ballpark To Rail Against Web's Dangers

Some 40,000 ultra-Orthodox Jewish men packed New York’s Citi Field last night to hear religious leaders speak out against the dangers of the Internet.


Odessa Still Throbs With Jewish Life

Paul Berger went to Odessa chasing a myth about a disappearing Jewish culture. In Isaac Babel’s hometown, he found a community that is very much alive and kicking.


Haredi Draft Could Cause Gender Issue

Most secular Israelis want the ultra-Orthodox to serve in the army. But drafting them into the ranks could have unintended negative consequences for female soldiers.


Internet Cafe on Front Line of Culture War

Oppenheim’s iShop in Williamsburg is on the front lines of the ultra-Orthodox battle to block unlimited access to the web. Bowing to a Hasidic sect’s dictate, the owner blocks many sites.


Abuse Headlines Gives Push to Tough Laws

The flurry of headlines over child sexual abuse has given a push to end the statute of limitations for pedophiles. One bill would protect Jewish institutions from lawsuits.

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