Israeli Jews Who Aren't Jewish in Eyes of Rabbis Face Kafkaesque Conversion Plight

By Nathan Jeffay

Thousands of Jewish immigrants aren’t considered Jewish by the state of Israel. And now attempts to loosen up the conversion process appear doomed.Read More

Y.U. Students File Appeal in $680M Abuse Suit

By Paul Berger

Former students of Y.U.’s high school for boys who claim they were abused say a federal judge’s decision to toss out their $680 million lawsuit against the school was “spectacularly wrong.”Read More

Kosher Chili Cook-Off Builds Jewish Unity Deep in Heart of Texas

By Rob Kutner

Chili is a religion in Texas. So it’s only fitting that the annual kosher cook-off brings together Jews of all denominations and political stripes.Read More

Challenger Wins Bloomingburg Vote as Orthodox Newcomers Ruled Ineligible

By Michael Kaplan

Sullivan County’s Board of Elections has backed claims that more than 100 residents of the upstate New York village of Bloomingburg — including Orthodox developer Shalom Lamm and his family — were not legally eligible to vote in last month’s contentious local elections.Read More

Rivka Haut, Quiet Warrior Who Battled for Orthodox Women, Dies

By Susan Grossman

The world lost a valiant advocate for women last week: Orthodox feminist Rivka Haut.Read More

Hungary 'Yellow Star Houses' Project Spotlights Complicity With Nazi Invaders

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Hungary’s Yellow Star Houses Project aims to increase public awareness of local authorities’ complicity with Nazi Germany through the stories of those held in apartments while awaiting deportation.Read More

Perelman Day School Sparks Debate With Move To Oust Teachers Union

By Nathan Guttman

The Perelman Jewish Day School has ousted its union for teachers after 38 years. The unilateral move has divided parents and teachers at the Philadelphia-area school.Read More

Eric Cantor Agrees To Meet Jewish Delegation on Immigration

By Nathan Guttman

Under mounting pressure on immigration, Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will meet with Jewish advocates for reform on Thursday.Read More

Kosher Butchers Take Center Stage in Obamacare Supreme Court Debate

By Ron Kampeas

For 20 or so minutes last week, the issue of religious freedom was cast as a struggle between working women and Muslim and Jewish butchers.Read More

Jewish Republicans Focus on Israel at 'Sheldon Adelson Primary' in Las Vegas

By Anthony Weiss

The GOP Jewish faithful descended in force on Sin City, turning out in record numbers and striking a feisty, combative tone at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual conference.Read More

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