The name that keeps coming up when Orthodox Jewish groups consider the consequences of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision extending same-sex marriage rights to all states has little to do with Jews or gays.
At New York’s Pride parade, a fringe Orthodox group paid Mexican laborers to dress like Jews and hold up anti-gay signs. There’s a name for that, Sigal Samuel writes. It’s called ethnic drag.
Eliyahu Fink has been mocked by fellow Orthodox Jews for supporting marriage equality. He explains why he cheers the Supreme Court’s decision, even though he would not perform a gay wedding ceremony.
A Jewish group hired protesters to picket the gay pride parade in New York on Sunday, the New York Times reported.
More than two-thirds of Israelis object to the removal of a Conservative rabbi from a bar mitzvah ceremony for disabled children intended to take place at the Israeli president’s residence.
Israel’s religious services minister reportedly called Reform Jews “a disaster for the people of Israel.”
A controversial bill to appoint a monitor for an Orthodox-dominated upstate New York school board has drawn intense backlash. Has an unusual coalition succeeded in killing the measure?
Rabbi Marc Schneier says the Orthodox Rabbinical Council of America reneged on a deal to dismiss charges against him if he apologized for an extramarital affair. Was the prominent rabbi ‘set up’ — or is he trying to explain away scandalous behavior?
Two women ordained as Orthodox rabbis this week will be entitled “rabba,” the female form of “rabbi.” They will be joining the only woman who had the title until now, Sara Hurwitz of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale’s synagogue in the Bronx.
The New York City Board of Health may waive a consent form for a controversial circumcision rite.