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The Dirty Truth About Orthodox Women Rabbis

The rejection of women rabbis and "rabbas" by the Rabbinical Council of America is "chilling," feminists tell us.

Really? In what way? What exactly can't Modern Orthodox women do, according to the new understanding, that has anyone chilled?

Can Orthodox women publish books, essay and spiritual insights on religious life, and be a leader in that way? Yes.

Can they do pastoral work, visiting hospitals, teaching bat mitzvahs, and counseling anyone? Yes.

Berlusconi Mum On Mussolini Flap

09/25/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
A beaming Silvio Berlusconi accepted the Anti-Defamation League's Distinguished Statesman Award at a gala dinner in New York Tuesday night, a week after the Italian prime minister was skewered at home for defending the World War II reign of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.

Hail To The Uzbeki Chief

02/28/2002 - 19:00
Staff Writer
What does a Brooklyn yeshiva have to do with the president of Uzbekistan? Plenty, if you ask Pearl Kaufman, executive director of Be’er Hagolah Yeshiva, an oasis of Jewish learning for 1,000 kids from the former Soviet Union, located just off the Belt Parkway in the Starrett City section. Be’er Hagolah, Hebrew for “well in the diaspora,” planned to give President Islam Karimov its “international leader award” at a gala Plaza Hotel reception Wednesday night.

Uzbeki Leader Talks Tough On Terror

02/28/2002 - 19:00
Staff Writer
Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov praised Jews, Israel, New York and President George W. Bush last week during a comprehensive and tough speech on world terrorism as he accepted an award for “international leadership” from a Brooklyn yeshiva.

Peres: Bibi ‘Prisoner Of His Coalition’

10/15/1998 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres stressed the need for a Palestinian state, a national unity government in Israel, and reducing the power of religious parties, during a wide-ranging speech last week at Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel.
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