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Lawyer assists rabbis, cantors on contract issues Lawyer assists rabbis, cantors on contract issues Many rabbis across North America regularly call on St. Louisan Abby Kelman. They’re not looking for her counsel on religious matters but, rather, legal guidance. The Forgotten Jews of Rawalpindi The Forgotten Jews of Rawalpindi Their old neighbors won’t even speak of them. I grew up ...

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D Wolpe at TED Talks Religion and Technology Should Unite for the Greater Good We can make alliances that work to alleviate suffering BBYO is trying to enhance Jewish identity, whatever that means Indie bands and intellectuals at the ‘Woodstock of Jewish identity’ REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: With teen attendance tripling since 2012, the BBYO International Convention is now among the largest ...

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Rabbi Nebenzahl: Egalitarian Prayer Area At Kosel is the Lesser of Evils Rabbi Nebenzahl: Egalitarian Prayer Area At Kosel is the Lesser of Evils Chief Rabbi of the Old City of Jerusalem HaGaon HaRav Avigdor Nebenzahl is quoted by Kol Chai Radio stating the decision to allocate an egalitarian prayer area near the Kosel is the lesser of the evils ...

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From Tzohar Rabbis Release Directive for ‘Online Shaming’ of Get Refusers There is a very fine legal line in Jewish tradition between lashon hara-defamation and public criticism. Save lives, drive safely Chief Rabbi: It’s a Mitzvah to Turn in Negligent Drivers The Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef in his Saturday night class referred to the tragic bus ...

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A little more detail on the program Women to get formal education role in shuls | The Jewish Chronicle Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has launched his most significant initiative for women by creating a new qualification for them to serve in Orthodox synagogues. He is introducing the post of “ma’ayan” to enable women to take up roles both as People ...

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R TH Weinreb Orthodox rabbi addresses transgender issues | Religion Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, executive vice president, emeritus of the Orthodox Union and, at left, Rabbi Adir Posy, associate rabbi at Beth Jacob. Photo by Jaweed Kaleem The transgender rights movement has become a hot-button topic in popular culture and among liberal religious institutions, so much s… Prof Marc Shapiro ...

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Holland to ban export, oversee production of kosher and halal meat Holland to ban export, oversee production of kosher and halal meat The Dutch agriculture minister appointed a government agency opposed to ritual slaughter to supervise it. I received multiple copies of his book for my bar mitzvah. Didn’t read it. Who Was Abba Eban? The “voice of Israel,” as ...

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I am somewhat sympathetic to the cause but very wary of its most vocal proponents. I’m also concerned about increasing the cost of Judaism or forcing people to choose between keeping kosher and eating meat, not to mention the ignorant, pseudo-halakhic arguments I see tossed around. The Rise of Israel’s Orthodox Vegan Movement A little more than two years ago, ...

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Justice Antonin Scalia and the Jews Justice Anton Scalia and the Jews Five little-known facts about the late Justice Scalia and his relationship with the Jewish community. R A Shafran The American Jewish Buffet “Secular Orthodox.” That’s how Avinoam Bar-Yosef, president of the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute, recently characterized many Israelis. What he meant was that, while an Israeli ...

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