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Avi Weiss Defends ‘Open Orthodoxy’ as Agudah Rabbis Declare War

After America’s most influential ultra-Orthodox rabbis denounce Open Orthodoxy as illegitimate, Rabbi Avi Weiss hits back by asserting that the more-inclusive movement is ‘the real Modern Orthodoxy.’


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This woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, says she met Rabbi Eric Siroka at the Reform synagogue Or Chadash, in Flemington, New Jersey, in 2000. This is an excerpt of her story.


Israel Cat Fight Erupts as Minister Pushes to Deport Strays

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