(JTA) — An Orthodox women’s group is calling for the ouster of a Teaneck rabbi from a synagogue conference after he penned a blog post dismissive of the problem of rape on college campuses.
As a little girl, I loved dressing up for special occasions. Dresses with lace collars, special tights with rhinestones on the ankles. My mother would even let me wear shoes with a tiny heel. I felt so grown up. I loved seeing cousins from far away, girls who were older than me who seemed so adult, their hair teased and feathered, wearing outfits that looked like what I saw in magazines.
Ivanka Trump said her father, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, was fully supportive of her conversion to Judaism.
There’s nothing wrong with introducing Nazi role play in the bedroom, journalist Mark Oppenheimer wrote in an advice column — but he scolded the letter writer for being a self-hating Jew.
When someone in a public position is known for using his platform to spread messages of hatred and bigotry, there’s an argument to be made for ignoring that person. When that person is Steven Pruzansky, rabbi of a large Modern Orthodox synagogue in a large Modern Orthodox community, there’s certainly nothing shocking about hearing that his latest blog post is controversial. Pruzansky, if you’ve never heard of him, is the type of person who likens everything he doesn’t like to the Holocaust; he’s the type of rabbi whose congregation needs to worry about their security measures because his blog posts can be so venomous that the board of his synagogue worries about violent retribution.