Social Activism, Modern Orthodox-Style

It was a typical crowd for a Yeshiva University student event: long skirts and long sleeves for the girls, yarmulkes and tzitzis for the boys.

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Tagged Tanakh: This ambitious project would create digital versions of ancient Hebrew text and allow users to append their own comments and links.

Torah 2.0: Old-Line Publisher Brings Biblical Commentary Into Online World

America’s oldest Jewish publisher has embarked on a project to bring the study of Judaism’s most ancient texts into the digital age.

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Study Kicks Off Gay Outreach Effort

Three-quarters of the rabbis who responded to an unprecedented new survey on diversity said they thought their congregations already do a “good to excellent” job of welcoming gay Jews. But for the gay Jewish advocacy group that undertook the survey, that’s precisely the problem.

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Just Keep smiling: So far, Kadima?s Tzipi Livni, left, has balked at backing Likud?s Benjamin Netanyahu, right, in a unity government.

Coalition Negotiations Risky for Netanyahu

When it comes to assembling a governing coalition, the last thing Israel Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu wants to see is history repeating itself.

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Wiesenthal Center Facing Opposition on Two Continents

Over more than three decades, the Simon Wiesenthal Center has cultivated a reputation for tracking down Nazi war criminals, speaking out against antisemitism and teaching tolerance. Now, its plans to move forward with two massive building projects, in Los Angeles and Jerusalem, are sparking a barrage of criticism that the center is acting insensitively — just the type of accusation that could tarnish its carefully constructed image.

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