An Orthodox rabbinic organization in Israel drafted what it said is the country’s first Jewish legal document by such a group on how to regulate the behavior of homosexual members of Orthodox communities.5
Lawyers who named Alan Dershowitz in a filing naming men alleged to have had sex with underage girls now say it was a mistake to do so.
A half-year-long surge in Palestinian street attacks against Israelis is waning, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, while Hamas accused the U.S.-backed Palestinian leadership of treachery for helping Israel stem the violence.
A new provision in the bill funding assistance for the elderly directs the federal government to issue guidance to states on serving Holocaust survivors.4
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee opposes further sanctions relief for Iran, citing its ballistic missile tests and its continued backing for sides fighting in the region.3
Bernie Sanders earned applause at a Harlem event when he faced down an anti-Semitic question by saying he was proud to be Jewish.38
Nineteen Reconstructionist rabbis are forming their own group partly to protest the movement’s recent decision to allow intermarried rabbis.
At the Israel premiere of a film starring Kevin Costner, the Hollywood actor said he does not care whether anti-Israel activists, including Roger Waters, disapprove of his visit to the Jewish state. “I don’t ask anyone’s permission to travel,” Costner said in an interview Tuesday a press conference earlier this week at the Cinema City…10
Twenty Reconstructionist rabbis at the center of a debate over whether spiritual leaders should be allowed to marry outside the Jewish faith have formed a new association to “affirm a serious commitment to traditional Jewish thought and practice.”47
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