Ruchie Freier is the first Hasidic woman to become a U.S. judge. She’s built several community institutions — and is a mother of six.
Acknowledging some language in the RCA siddur as archaic, Rabbi Basil Herring suggested and created the new, gender-sensitive Avodat Halev Siddur.
I sense a frustration here, among progressives seeking emotional responses from the Orthodox — and I want to address it.
Criticize the Israeli rabbinate all you want — but this shouldn’t be why.
In expanding the mikveh to apply to anything and everything, are we forgetting how it forces us to meditate on our own sexuality?
For Jewish sages throughout the ages, a tarnished reputation, independent of any criminal prosecution, was enough to disqualify a judge.
“For JCC members to see mikveh on the list of program offers — it’s beyond my wildest dreams.”
“I couldn’t tell anyone.”
If you went to a Jewish summer camp, you probably think of Tisha B’Av as “Holocaust Movie Day.”
This Israeli project — now going into English — offers radical kinds of modern Torah commentary, from music to art to video.