The Kotel Deal Isn’t Good Enough

02/23/2016 - 16:20
Special To The Jewish Week

When the Israeli cabinet voted 15-5 last month to approve a new egalitarian section of the Western Wall, it was hailed as a landmark decision, a triumph for the cause of religious pluralism in Israel.   After years of struggle by Women of the Wall and other progressive Jewish groups against ultra-Orthodoxy at the Kotel, it was indeed a noteworthy milestone. My celebration of this important decision, however, was more muted than many of my Conservative and Reform colleagues.

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf

Yitz Greenberg’s Impact

At a conference, scholars rejoice in a rabbi's achievements and wonder why his vision failed to take hold.

07/14/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The scene was Yarnton Manor, an estate outside Oxford and home to the British University’s Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Professors Adam Ferziger of Bar-Ilan University and Miri Freud-Kandel of Oxford recently convened 16 scholars from the U.S., Israel, and the U.K. for the Centre’s inaugural Oxford Summer Institute in Modern and Contemporary Judaism to assess the work of Dr. Yitz Greenberg, the rabbi, scholar and teacher, and his impact on Modern Orthodoxy.

Steven Bayme

Haredi Jews Rally In N.Y. Against Israeli Draft Proposal

03/09/2014 - 20:00

NEW YORK — Tens of thousands of haredi Orthodox Jews rallied in New York against a proposed Israeli law that would draft more young haredi men into the military.

Orthodoxy And The Boston Globe

07/27/2000 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The New York Times ran a front-page story in its Metro section on Monday questioning the intrusiveness of The New York Postís right-wing ideology upon its news coverage.

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