“The history of minstrelsy is not something familiar to many, if not most, Orthodox Jews. That’s unfortunate, but a fact.”
Our social diarist attended a gala afterparty, a premiere, and a shabbat ritual.
Orthodox Jews think that abortion should only be allowed for life-threatening pregnancies.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urged Orthodox Jews to get their children vaccinated as a measles outbreaks grows in Brooklyn.
Orthodox, Conservative and Reform movements all teach that sex is most desirable within marriage and frequently shameful otherwise.
One can argue for the jettisoning of the religious status quo in Israel, in law or at the Kotel. But it can be done without demonization.
Miriam Schwab has worked her way to the top, founding two companies of her own — in a headscarf and with a brood of seven at home.
“I may be the first rabbi in any state legislature. And that’s very exciting.”
“I was scared because if they open it they’ll see the religious parchment and it would be very dangerous,” Alfasi said of the tefillin.
Agudath Israel, along with the Catholic Church, lobbies against a bill that would provide more legal tools to child sexual abuse survivors. Why?