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  • Reply to: Young Israel Claims Hostile Takeover Bid By Kars4Kids Parent Org.   1 day 9 hours ago

    Does anyone know if the National Council of Young Israel has interceded in any way? If not, why not? Shame on Oorah. This should have been settled long ago without state courts being involved. The so called Beth Din was a joke/ Clear conflict of interest even if the shuls historical leader agreed to it. The Rov should have known better and excused himself.

  • Reply to: What Happened To Jewish Dance?   1 day 9 hours ago

    I read this article with interest, and would bring your attention to “Ze’eva Cohen Creating A Life in Dance” documentary that was released in 2014. The film chronicles Ze'eva Cohen's 70 years in dance. Ze'eva was a young dancer in Israel who immigrated to the U.S., where she was a soloist with Anna Sokolow. Ze'eva was a pioneer with a 12 year term of solo repertory concerts, a choreographer (often concerning Biblical stories and themes) for diverse dance companies, and founder and director of the dance program at Princeton University from 1969-2009. She is a wonderful and inspirational woman who lives in NYC with her husband, Avri Ohana, a painter.

  • Reply to: Jewish Groups Applaud Pro-Choice Supreme Court Ruling   1 day 9 hours ago

    People who don't know? It seems you fall into that category. The Talmud clearly states that full human personhood begins only at birth. What that means is the fetus is not yet a person and will not be one until the head exits the birth canal and is given a temporary soul which will be replaced by a permanent one in a month.

  • Reply to: The Lookstein Lockout   1 day 9 hours ago

    The issue of whether to accept Rabbi Lookstein's conversions should hinge on their halachic validity. If the Rabbinate's standards go beyond generally accepted halacha they should be reconsidered.
    However, they should not be changed just to satisfy those Russians who have no intention of practicing Judaism. identifying as Jewish does not make one Jewish.

  • Reply to: Israel-Firsters Seen Edging Toward Trump   1 day 9 hours ago

    The welfare of the USA is second to the desires of Israel firsters, right?