Israel’s supreme rabbinical court rejected Wednesday a conversion by a prominent American rabbi who sponsored Ivanka Trump’s conversion to Judaism, reaffirming a widely criticized ruling by a lower court.
JERUSALEM — The parents of Shira Banki, the 16-year-old girl who was killed in an attack on participants in last year’s Jerusalem gay pride march, have called on the public to participate in this year’s march.
This article is part of a series of profiles of formerly Orthodox Jews. A report released last month found that though many formerly Orthodox — or “Off the Derech” — Jews struggle to find new communities and feel acceptance from their families, nearly all retain their Jewish identity. You can read more about this community here.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The choice for chief rabbi of the Israel Defense Forces renounced statements he made about rape in wartime and drafting female soldiers.
(JTA) — When Shoshana Dembitz and Abigail Grafton first met, they spent several long moments gazing into each others’ eyes.