Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that the state must recognize Orthodox conversions performed in Israel outside the authority of the Chief Rabbinate.
The mayor of a town adjacent to the Orthodox Jewish stronghold of Lakewood, New Jersey, says a comment he made about Jewish home buyers invading his town does not make him anti-Semitic.
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois apologized for referring to a one-time political rival as an “Orthodox Jew” in casting him as a threat to liberal interests.
A slide on extremist threats lumping haredi Orthodox Jews, among others, with groups like the Ku Klux Klan and al-Qaida was used once and removed, the U.S. Army said.
Are Jews the easiest to get into the sack? A new study suggests Jews’ attitudes towards sex outside of marriage are far more liberal than those of other faiths.
President Obama carried New York City by a more than 4-1 margin. So where did he lose badly? In a handful of heavily Orthodox precincts.
The partnership minyan phenomenon started a decade ago. While still considered anomalous in the eyes of most of the Orthodox community, they are no longer beyond the pale.
More than 100 Orthodox rabbis have signed onto a statement in opposition to same sex weddings, saying that gay marriage is a ‘desecration of Torah values.’
A 4,500-word story in this week’s Village Voice tells the tale of Solange Lambert and Cosmo Salerno, coupled residents of Brooklyn “adult home” Surf Manor who are fighting to move into a state-subsidized apartment.