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The Hebrew School on Wheels

By Rachel Delia Benaim

Debbi Ballard wanted to get more kids excited about Jewish education. So the Floridian bought a 38-foot recreational vehicle and turned it into a Hebrew school on wheels.Read More


Unlikely Sukkah Fight Pits Milwaukee High School Students Against Jewish Parents

By Cary Spivak

Suburban Milwaukee public school students received an unexpected lesson in civics when they sought to build a sukkah — and Jewish parents stood up to object.Read More


Orthodox Group Probed Alleged 'Mikveh Peep' Rabbi Barry Freundel

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

An Orthodox rabbinic association investigated allegations of impropriety against Rabbi Barry Freundel. Why didn’t it tell his synagogue board?Read More


Open Hillel Meets With Exuberance and Defiance

By Batya Ungar-Sargon

Hundreds gathered for inaugural conference of Open Hillel — a 2-year-old student group that seeks to opposes Hillel’s pro-Israel strictures. What comes next?Read More


Rabbi Barry Freundel Arrested — Suspected of Peeping on Women in Mikvah

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Rabbi Barry Freundel has been charged with spying on women bathing in his own synagogue’s mikvah. ‘Such a beautiful thing is now kind of tainted,’ one woman said.Read More


20 Rabbis Join Rallies in Ferguson as Anger Keeps Building

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Two months after the Michael Brown shooting, protests in Ferguson, Missouri are showing no signs of dying down. And now rabbis are joining the struggle.Read More


The End-of-Life Battle Over Jewish Souls

By Paul Berger

Palliative care laws promote the dignity of patients facing terminal illness. Orthodox groups say every second of life is precious. What happens when their aims clash?Read More


Rabbi Gil Steinlauf Wins Wide Support From Conservatives After Coming Out as Gay

By Anthony Weiss

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf has been stunned by the supportive response to his announcement that he is gay. The reaction reflects a dramatic in the Conservative movement in recent years.Read More


Miami Jewish Community Grows by 9% in Decade

By Uriel Heilman

For the first time in 40 years, Miami Jewry is growing. Fueled by immigrants and Orthodox, the estimated population grew by 9% in a decade to 123,000.Read More


Moscow Tear Gas Attack Shows Rise of Anti-Semitism in Putin Era

By David E. Fishman

Russian nationalists disrupted a Rosh Hashanah concert in Moscow with a tear gas attack. David E. Fishman reports on a disturbing rise in anti-Semitism — and the muted response.Read More


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