From Hamodia to Mishpacha, these editors run some of the most successful Haredi publications around. But will they publish a picture of Hillary Rodham Clinton is she becomes president? That’s a tough one.
Shmuel Rabinowitz, the rabbi of the Western Wall, said rabbis must weigh whether to oppose a compromise proposal over egalitarian prayer at Judaism’s holiest site.
Women of the Wall is by no means made up entirely of Reform Jews. It has many Conservative — and Orthodox — activists and supporters.
The father-and-son owners of a Philadelphia factory that burnt down belong to a prominent Brooklyn Hasidic family. The son has a condo project in trendy Williamsburg.
Two prominent Haredi women are boldly, and publicly, speaking out against ultra-Orthodox extremists, who advocate extreme gender segregation, and who, in recent days, have rioted against police in Beit Shemesh and protested in Jerusalem the “exclusion of Haredim” by donning yellow stars and concentration camp uniforms.
What if you were a woman entering a business conference in order to hear speeches the mayor of a city, a government finance minister and the CEO of a major bank, but were turned away at the door because you were female and the audience was limited only to men “for modesty reasons”? One might expect such a thing to happen in Saudi Arabia or Iran. But it happened last week in Jerusalem.