Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld felt D.C. Council was ignoring anti-Semitism— so he made sure they couldn’t ignore him.
Rabbis struggled whether to address the elephant in the room on the day when they can reach the most congregants.
With the country riveted by this morning’s Senate testimony by former FBI director James Comey, one Washington rabbi has a front row seat.
Y.U. forced Rabbi George Finkelstein to leave his post amid claims of inappropriate behavior. But he continued to wrestle with boys in new posts in Florida and Jerusalem.
Seeking to blunt an outpouring of criticism, Yeshiva University has issued a statement emphasizing the wide-ranging powers of a probe into sexual abuse allegations against former staff members.
Following the recent arrest at the Western Wall of a woman wearing a Jewish prayer shawl, or tallit, a prominent American Modern Orthodox rabbi has requested that Israelâ€™s U.S. Ambassador Michael Oren meet with â€œa rabbinic delegation of American Orthodox rabbis who strongly support the right of women to wear a tallit and tzitzit.â€
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, the Modern Orthodox spiritual leader of Washington’s Ohev Sholom-The National Synagogue, has penned a scathing op-ed for The New York Times about the growing controversy over labor conditions at the nation’s largest kosher slaughterhouse: