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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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Indexed quotes from R. Jonathan Rabbi Sacks Quotes A – Z – Rabbi Sacks Quotes A – Z TopicsABCDEFGHIJLMNOPRSTUVWYAActs of kindnessAdjectivesAggadahAnti-SemitismAsking QuestionsAssimilationBbeautyBibleBlessingbravebraveryCchallengesChange & ChoiceChareidi CommunityChessedChildren & ContinuityCivility Vrs. Civil SocietyCommandmentsCommunicationCommunities of FaithCommunit…

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R E Goldberg about maintaining your own privacy Sharing is Not Always Caring Despite what you may have been told as a child, sharing is not always caring. We are living in a…… Ultra-Orthodox Jews Are Panicking Over Their Matchmaking Crisis Are there too many unmarried women in the community? Rabbi Campaigns For Shabbat Party Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, the ...

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I totally agree 92% of college students prefer print books to e-books, study finds If you imagine millennials are just young people entranced by their cellphones or tablet computers, you might want to think again. According to a new study , 92%!o(MISSING)f college students would rather do their reading the old-fashioned way, with pages and not pixels. A Christian journalist ...

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YU once gave Rav Dovid Lifshitz a raise against his objection that he didn’t need it. So he donated the extra money to Ezras Torah. That’s commitment to Jewish education. This is the fault of both the Board and the administration that receives such outrageous compensation. Financial Efficiency within Presidential and Administrative Salaries Earlier this month, The Chronicle of Higher ...

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R Efrem Goldberg What is the Measure of a Great Community? What is the measure of a great community? What are the metrics and tools we use to evaluate the success of a society? In this week’s parsha, Mishpatim, the Torah tell us that we must not cause pain or suffering to a widow or orphan. So strict is this ...

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