(JTA) — President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, attended the Inauguration Day service Friday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, a tradition that goes back to 1933. The live video showed the Trumps shaking hands with the pastor and entering the church, followed immediately by his daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner. No big deal,…
Of the last 10 weddings that you attended, statistically 4 of the newlyweds will likely experience a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder.
“Is that a kippah or a bald spot?”
The so-called “Kate Middleton effect” — by which anything the Duchess of Cambridge wears becomes an instant best-seller — seems to know no bounds.
Losing one’s faith can be excruciatingly painful and lonely. Shulem Deen narrates his grim passage from faith to doubt in his riveting new memoir, ‘All Who Go Do Not Return.’
A ‘fake frum’ con artist has been ID’d by more than a dozen Orthodox victims. They say he tricked them into giving him money with tales of woe.
A suspected con artist is using his knowledge of Orthodox customs to rip off unspecting victims with heart-rending tales of woe. But is he really frum himself or just a clever imitator?
The Jewish Press set off a firestorm last week when it published An Open Letter to Sarah Silverman by Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt. The Orthodox author criticized the comedian’s politics, vulgar presentation style, and the fact that she remains childless. As a linguist, what I found most interesting about this article was the language. By looking closely at the Hebrew and Yiddish words used by the author and commenters, we can learn a lot about Orthodox Jews in America.
An Orthodox rabbi explains why he performed a ‘commitment ceremony’ for two men. He believes it’s possible to be gay and frum at the same time.