Agudath Israel

The Curse That Rocked Great Neck

A haredi rabbi’s actions — telling Persians at a private house party that ‘tragedy for eternity’ would befall them — have sent shockwaves through the community.
03/09/2010 - 19:00
Jewish Week Staff Writer

Like biblical plagues raining down on them from an angry God, the white-bearded, black-hatted rabbi laid a string of curses upon the unsuspecting suburban partygoers.

Rabbi Mordechai Aderet: Party crasher frightens guests.

The Edge of Town: Uncanny Tales of Survival

Thursday, February 26th, 2009     (Because of a formatting error on the main site, here’s a corrected version of this week’s “Edge of Town” column).       Uncanny Tales Of Survival   “Small Miracles of the Holocaust,” and the mysteries of coincidence          by Jonathan Mark      

Living In A Man’s World

12/23/2009 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Rabbi Avi Shafran of Agudath Israel, in his letter (Dec. 18), seems to be living in a man’s world with his head buried in the sand. Maybe a woman reading from the Torah while praying with the Women of the Wall on Rosh Chodesh Kislev violates his sensibilities, but he certainly not have the right to speak for the “majority of the Kotel’s regular visitors.”

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