A tense religious dispute between Modern Orthodox and Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn is now getting it’s first literary treatment — as a Dr. Seuss-style limerick.
Rabbi Shulem Korn, an enterprising Orthodox Jew from Monsey, has made a name for himself conducting boisterous Torah parades in New York — turning otherwise sleepy streets into observant block parties.
Francois A. Ayi describes himself as an African king and a descendant of one of the Lost Tribes. He wants the Israeli Ministry of Religious Affairs to recognize his people as a Lost Tribe, and some Orthodox rabbis are backing him.
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.