Ramaz Taps An Outsider, Eric Grossman, To Lead Elite Modern Orthodox School

03/11/2015 - 20:00

For the second time in just three years, the Ramaz School, an elite modern Orthodox preparatory-style school in Manhattan, is bringing in a new head of school.

For Orthodox Women, ‘Catch-22’ On Tefillin

Ritual a difficult taboo to break, even as other gender norms fall; Yeshivah of Flatbush now debating issue for its students.

02/03/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

A debate about whether female students should be allowed to pray wearing tefillin at school — one that straddles feminism and Jewish law — has been sweeping the Modern Orthodox world.

In Conservative shuls, it's now common for women to wear tefillin. But in the Orthodox world, it's still taboo. Courtesy of USCJ

Ramaz Would Permit Girls To Wear Tefillin

SAR High School is allowing girls to wear phylacteries during morning minyan, and Ramaz would do the same, if asked.

01/20/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Following news that the Modern Orthodox SAR High School is now allowing girls to wear tefillin during morning prayer, the principal of Ramaz, a similar institution, said he’d be happy to do the same — should anyone ask.

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein

Tefillin Panic: Comedian Joel Chasnoff Gets the TSA Treatment

 Joel Chasnoff is a stand-up comedian and writer with stage and screen credits in eight countries, and author of the comic memoir The 188th Crybaby Brigade (Simon and Schuster), about his year as a combat soldier in the Israeli Army

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