Jewish unity

What We Talk About When We Talk About the Menu

05/12/2016 - 09:44
Special To The Jewish Week

Erica Brown’s column, “Exclusion On The Menu” deeply resonated with me – well, at least the shared experience did. I, too, have felt very weird and different for keeping a strict form of kosher in many different settings, including Jewish ones.

Rabbi Aaron Potek. Via

Parents Of Slain Teens: ‘We Want Unity, Not Uniformity’

Rafaeli Fraenkel and Ofir Shaer come to New York to promote new prize for Jewish unity.

02/09/2015 - 19:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

Discussing the concept of Jewish unity, the idea behind a new prize in memory of her son and two others murdered in Israel last June, Racheli Fraenkel acknowledged that the term sounds like a cliché at times.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, left, with Racheli Fraenkel, center, and Ofir Shaer. Courtesy of UJA-Federation

Brokedown Palace

Unity increasingly elusive in Jewish New York.
06/18/2012 - 20:00
Associate Editor

Once upon a time there was Jewish unity.

Not all of the time, perhaps not even most of the time, certainly not in the biblical era, and not in the pre-Holocaust European era either. Nevertheless, “unity” was the Eleventh Commandment, if ever there was one.

Orthodox-Conservative-Reform Unity On Upper East Side

Fire-damaged Ramaz accepts free temporary space from Temple Emanu-El and Park Avenue Synagogue.
08/29/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side is a neighborhood of towering rents, but the Orthodox Ramaz School is using 18,000 square feet of Reform Temple Emanu-El’s space for a cool $1 for two months.

Homeless after the July 11 fire in the 85th Street building that houses both Ramaz and its parent synagogue, Kehilath Jeshurun, the school’s first through fourth graders will study through October in the classrooms normally occupied by Temple Emanu-El’s afternoon Hebrew School, in the synagogue building at 65th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Following fire, Orthodox Ramaz School finds new quarters in Reform, Conservative sites. Michael Datikash

Time To End The Reform-Orthodox Wars

08/30/2010 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

With the renewed seasonal outbreak of the Reform-Orthodox wars, I cannot see myself as a mere bystander, inasmuch as the letter by Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar, is addressed to me, as an official town rabbi. (See).

Rabbi Naftali Rothenberg
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