In the wake of the Obergefell decision ruling states cannot ban same-sex marriage, Julie R. Enzer reflects on the seven blessing traditionally said in a Jewish marriage ceremony.
“Issues such as who will rule on my grandchildren’s Jewishness, whom they may marry or couple with, and where they can pray have been offered up as sacrificial lambs to maintain the government’s coalition.”
Secular and haredi Orthodox Israelis differ on many things, but there’s one thing both sides agree on: When it comes to religious affairs, the government is failing.
In the latest challenge to Israel’s supreme religious authority, several Orthodox rabbis have begun to perform weddings for converts who are not recognized by the Chief Rabbinate.
EDITORIAL: After the Supreme Court gave LGBT people the right to marry, Jane Eisner says it’s high time for liberals and conservatives to unite behind a pro-marriage agenda — for straight people, too.
Joshua Harmon, the guy who brought you ‘Bad Jews,’ has a new play called ‘Significant Other’ — and it comes complete with Jewish mom jokes.
Jews are overwhelmingly supportive of same-sex marriage, according to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute.
Rabbis from the Reform movement of Great Britain are launching an online matchmaking service with the intent of making it easier for gay and lesbian Jews to find Jewish partners.
Breaking up, as the classic song notes, is generally hard to do. But in the Orthodox community, divorce can be particularly trying, especially for women.
A flyer published in late February declared that liberal Jews — whether liberal Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or otherwise — account for more than 600,000 Israelis. That many votes, the flyer said, could account for 10 seats in Knesset, a substantial party.