Conservative Judaism is being roiled by potentially tectonic changes that could lead to both new leadership for the movement and structural changes in how the movement’s organizations work.
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On the day known as Ta’anit Esther — when observant Jews fast before Purim — more than 150 members of Los Angeles’s close-knit Orthodox community gathered for a protest rally outside the family home of a man they claim has refused to grant his wife a Jewish divorce, known as a get. They chanted and prayed, and held signs that read “Stop the Abuse” and “Give Your Wife a Get.”
Henry Tylbor, one of the youngest survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and a survivor of Auschwitz and Budzin, died February 24 of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 79.
The UJA-Federation of New York, the world’s largest local philanthropy, has fired 52 people, 11% of its total staff