Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, who converted Ivanka, was rejected two years ago but this time made the cut. Mazel Tov!
One day when Linda Gerstel was in ninth grade, one of her teachers at the prestigious Ramaz School, Albert Goetz, asked her to stay late after class.
“Ramaz has always been more interested in its appearance, how it looks, than how it actually treats its students, so I wasn’t all that surprised.”
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, who married Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, was aware of multiple instances of sexual misconduct, a report says.
“We are deeply troubled by the moral equivalency and equivocation President Trump has offered in his response to this act of violence,” rabbis wrote.
Haskel Lookstein got a smattering of applause for his pitch, which crossed the plate before the home team suffered its first shutout of the season in a loss to the Marlins.
Having Hier deliver the prayer and stay close to the First Family is in the best interest not only of the SWC, but also of Jews who believe in its mission of confronting anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism.
The Israeli rabbinate has never shown any indication that we American converts matter — that is, until the election of the father of one of our own as president of the United States.
Chances for de-escalation between Israel’s religious establishment and non-Orthodox movements in Israel and North America appear increasingly unlikely as new developments pile atop old ones adding layers of injury.
A widely admired New York rabbi, Haskel Lookstein has faced down controversies this past month over an invitation to give an invocation at Donald Trump’s convention and the Israeli Rabbinate’s rejection of his Orthodox conversions. At 83, the leader of Manhattan’s Kehilath Jeshurun finds himself yanked into the spotlight.