A top Orthodox rabbi condemned other streams of Judaism and called the religiously progressive Open Orthodox movement heretical at the Agudath Israel gala.
Yeshiva U. has ceded control of Albert Einstein Medical Center in a ‘historic’ deal. It’s shedding a massive financial burden— but is it giving up a ‘crown jewel’ of Jewish education?5
There were ballerinas, a full dance ensemble, soloists, a harpist, a video tribute to Jewish luminaries in multiple fields, a multimedia orchestra performance celebrating the enduring light of creation, a speech from the prime minister, stand-up from Jay Leno, and an audience packed with top Jewish communal movers and shakers from both sides of the Atlantic.
The most lasting image from Pope Francis’ Mideast trip will be the pontiff praying with his head against a wall. It was the Israeli wall in the West Bank, not the Western Wall.4
Jewish leaders in Ukraine expressed satisfaction with the poor showing of ultranationalist candidates in the country’s presidential elections and the victory by oligarch Viktor Poroshenko.
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