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But she feared that if she told anyone in her tight-knit Orthodox Jewish enclave in Teaneck, she would be shunned or labeled a "bad kid. ... an international crisis intervention organization that serves the Orthodox population, said there have been 277 confirmed deaths of Orthodox Jews under age 35 due to ...
Rabbi Aaron Kotler, CEO of Beth Medrash Govoha, challenges perceptions of the Lakewood Orthodox Jewish population. Tanya Breen | Ryan Ross. by Taboola by Taboola. AD CONTENT. Tophatter · It's Like Ebay, but Everything Sells in 90 SecondsTophatter. Undo. Comparisons.org · Best & Worst ...

Beth Medrash Govoha, the largest college for dedicated study of Jewish law in the U.S., started with just 13 students 75 years ago in Lakewood. In an exclusive report coming soon, the Asbury Park Press will chronicle the explosive growth that has made BMG a leading institution for Orthodox learning in the ...
There's a new museum in New York City that examines the Holocaust with an Orthodox Jewish perspective. Staffed mostly by the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, the museum focuses not on observant Jews as victims of Nazi persecution, but on how they managed to continue religious ...
Israeli authorities have refused to display adverts informing female airline passengers they are not obliged to change seats at the request of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men who do not want to sit next to them. The Israeli Religious Action Centre (IRAC) had hoped to run a billboard campaign at Ben Gurion ...
Equally important, their homes must be within walking distance of synagogues or prayer halls, since driving is strictly prohibited on the Jewish Sabbath, which lasts for about 25 hours beginning Friday at sundown. Today, Orthodox Jews make up a widening majority of the 25-square-mile township's roughly ...

Instead, the noteworthy events in Jewish history were expulsions, such as the ones that drove the Jews out of England, in 1290, and Spain, in 1492, .... The boxer Dan Mendoza was a Jew, and so was Esperanza Malchi, the confidante of a sixteenth-century royal consort in the Ottoman court—just as fully as ...
Lauder also objected to the control that the Orthodox in Israel have over a range of issues including marriage and organized prayer at the Western Wall. “By submitting to the pressures exerted by a minority in Israel, the Jewish state is alienating a large segment of the Jewish people,” he said. “The crisis is ...
To Waldner, an Orthodox Jew and member of the newly formed Toms River Jewish Community Council, the paucity of signs is an indication that relations between the Orthodox and long-time Toms River residents are not quite as tense as they were back in 2016. See some of residents' concerns from 2016 ...
Haredi Orthodox Jews were allowed an automatic exemption from serving until a 2014 law decreed they sign up for the army or other frameworks by 2017. ... Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., whose 2016 run for the Democratic nomination made him the first Jewish candidate to win major-party nominating contests.
HOWELL - The Department of Justice is investigating whether a Zoning Board decision that denied a 2015 application to build an Orthodox school with ... officer and Zoning Board denied their application to build the school because of its religious affiliation, "motivated by hostility toward ultra-Orthodox Jews.
Nissim, which translates into “miracles” in Hebrew, is the Jewish name the rapper picked for himself. His birth name is Damian Black and his former stage name, which he used during his career as a gangsta rapper, was D. Black. Watch the full interview with Nissim to hear about his remarkable journey.
Purim begins each year on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Adar, which generally falls in late winter or early spring. In 2018, Purim is celebrated on February 28. ... Ultra Orthodox Jews celebrating holiday of Purim on March 13, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel. The carnival-like Purim holiday is celebrated ...
The audience at the sumptuous and storied King David Hotel, convened by a group called the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce, responded with ... churned out a series of extraordinary messages that critics said minimized the deaths of the six million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust.
A number of schools have asked the National Association of Jewish Orthodox Schools (Najos) to remove their names from its website, saying it does not ... Its website lists predominantly Charedi schools but has included a few in the central Orthodox community, such as Sacks Morasha and Naima JPS.
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish group in London is understood to have written a letter urging teachers to boycott Government funding that would oblige them to teach “the lie that the world is ancient”, rather than 6,000 years old, as it says in the Bible. The leaked document, written in classical Hebrew, was ...
Yuri Foreman, born an Orthodox Jew in the former Soviet republic Belarus, is a world champion super welterweight who, as a teenager, trained in an Arabic boxing gym in Haifa, Israel. He immigrated to America at the age of 18, and trained in Brooklyn. After a Golden Gloves championship as an amateur ...

To really understand Israel and the Jewish word - subscribe to Haaretz. Hidden from Lifshitz and her ... The literal meaning of “Haredi” (the Hebrew word that identifies ultra-Orthodox Jews) is “fearful,” and so the name technically translates as “Fearful of the Deportation.” She looked for an aspect of the ...
NEW YORK — One evening last fall, four months after he was fired from the White House, Donald Trump's former communications director found himself in Jerusalem, practicing his Hebrew. “How's that?” Anthony Scaramucci asked after delivering a Long Island-accented attempt at the Shehecheyanu ...
Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews have attended the funeral of an influential rabbi in Jerusalem, bringing parts of the city to a standstill. The city's entrance was closed on Sunday to accommodate the funeral procession for Shmuel Auerbach, who died on Saturday at the age of 86. Auerbach was the ...
A lawyer has become the first Charedi woman in Israel to be appointed a judge. The selection of Chavi Toker to the Jerusalem Magistrates' Court was one of several announced last week by the country's Judicial Selection Committee, which was also filling vacancies in the Supreme Court. Israel's Justice ...
Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews have attended the funeral of an influential rabbi in Jerusalem, bringing parts of the city to a standstill. The city's entrance was closed on Sunday to accommodate the funeral procession for Shmuel Auerbach, who died on Saturday at the age of 86. Auerbach was the ...
Black, who grew up in a tough neighbourhood in Seattle and was selling drugs by the age of 12, now lives in the most uncompromising ultra-orthodox ... He is working on an album, Gibbar (meaning strong in Hebrew) and performed in New York's Times Square on Saturday as part of a world tour that ends ...
On February 14, the Manhattan Jewish Center was crowded with over 130 people who came out to listen to a panel of prominent Orthodox leaders discuss ... In addition to intersectionality and human rights, a point that was touched on was whether social justice might lead Modern Orthodox Jews in a more ...
Toker, 41 and the mother of four, was appointed in Israel a year after Rachel Freier, a Hasidic mother of six, became the first Hasidic woman to be sworn in as a judge in New York state. Toker was born in England and grew up in the haredi Orthodox community of Bnei Brak, Israel. She is the oldest of 12 ...
But a letter from the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, written in Hebrew for a local publication and directed at 100 or so ultra-Orthodox school leaders, urges those administrators to reject the money because it may mean having to teach the “lie” that the Earth is older than 6,000 years.
“I certainly see the stress rabbis deal with in their lives,” said Rabbi Ronald Schwarzberg of Yeshiva University's Center for the Jewish Future, who oversaw the study. In an era when Modern Orthodox Jews, who participate in secular society while strictly observing Jewish law, are richer than ever before, ...
Yuri Foreman, born an Orthodox Jew in the former Soviet republic Belarus, is a world champion super welterweight who, as a teenager, trained in an Arabic boxing gym in Haifa, Israel. He immigrated to America at the age of 18, and trained in Brooklyn. After a Golden Gloves championship as an amateur ...
Hostility toward Judaism, Jewish observance and observant Jews has always been a central part of anti-Semitism. Sadly ... This is the way of the nations: that if they see one Jew steal, they say that all those who serve G-d are thieves — and that Judaism itself gives them permission to do so. And for this ...
"Shul" is an Orthodox Jewish term for synagogue, a house of worship in the Jewish faith. Reform Jews refer to their houses of worship as temples, which you can learn more about in the video at the top of the page. The Royal Grove Shul is expected to open in about two years, replacing a house near the ...
And on top of all of this – Modern Orthodox Jews manage what Rachel S. Bernstein calls the “third shift” of creating Jewish life (Fishman, Love, Marriage, and Jewish Families, 2015). Bernstein explains that in addition to a parent's “first shift” of paid—and often demanding—employment, and the “second ...
His adventures are one of the many points of overlap in these two histories, one religious and the other cultural, of Judaism and the Jews. Martin Goodman's A History of Judaism approaches Ha-Reuveni as a false prophet who stands in a long tradition of Jewish messianism; for Simon Schama, in the ...
On Dec. 3, 2017, an unspeakable act occurred in Jerusalem. Yonatan Razel, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish musician, saw that women at his concert wanted to dance. Faced with the conflict between these women's wants and the laws of modesty (which state that men shouldn't look at dancing women), he took ...
Today, three years after leaving the ultra-orthodox community and slowly uncovering my true self, I've continued to look to Audre Lorde and other feminist writers, like Susan Sontag and Sylvia Plath, for support and courage. I'm still learning to embrace all parts of myself and to celebrate what I used to think ...
Oord's film depended on three pillars: the Chasid Naftali, who, with his wife Miriam longed for a decent place outside Stamford Hill to bring up their growing brood; the less Orthodox but knowledgeable Jewish neighbour, Steve, who acted as a sort of interpreter for the Chasidim and the Canvey Islanders; ...
When I was a student in yeshiva, I was taught that the Holocaust or churban (destruction) as we called it was a catastrophe for the entire Jewish nation; however, I likewise got the strong impression that ultra-Orthodox Jews died in far greater numbers than those Jews who followed other expressions of ...
If the truth be told, I believe that it might be more difficult for the residents of Canvey Island to accept a mass move of Muslims in the same way that they have cautiously embraced this addition of ultra-Orthodox Jews. In that way, the Jewish movers have avoided the amount of suspicion they might have been ...
Every eighth citizen of Israel is an ultra-Orthodox Jew. The fertility ... On the other hand, some see the ultra-Orthodox as the authentic Jews, without whom the Jewish people cannot survive. Ariel Sharon, secular through and through, often said that “if we don't have Yeshivot there will be no Jewish people.”.
In late June, the ministerial committee for legislation voted to advance the bill that would deny citizenship under the Law of Return to Jews converted in ... in recognized Jewish communities and does not distinguish between conversions performed in Israel and those performed abroad or between Orthodox, ...
One of Britain's leading Strictly Orthodox rabbis has said state interference in religious education is “possibly the most serious” issue facing Jews in the UK since ... Asked if American Jewish activists should get involved, he believed it would be “helpful”, although he did not speak for everyone in England.
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish group in London is understood to have written a letter urging teachers to boycott Government funding that would oblige them to teach “the lie that the world is ancient”, rather than 6,000 years old, as it says in the Bible. The leaked document, written in ancient Hebrew, was ...
“Soon By You” is a wildly buzzed-about web-series about a group of shiny haired Orthodox Jews and Jewesses looking for love on the dirty dirty Upper ... Over a year after the show premiered on YouTube, but only two days after the season finale dropped, I, a Reform Jew, fell in love with “Soon By You.”.
So to those who have a problem with Orthodox Jews, you can't legally keep them out of your towns. Plus, with the Orthodox Jewish community booming in Lakewood, it's only a matter of time that most surrounding towns will eventually have sizable Orthodox Jewish communities in them too. The handwriting ...
The Israeli army is a completely secular institution and, although there is a chief Rabbi and some Jewish laws are loosely observed, it is an environment which no Hareidi Jew could survive without giving up his religious identity and way of life. The one main issue that is raised more than any other is the ...
A teacher at an orthodox Jewish nursery sacked after living with her boyfriend out of wedlock has won her case of religious and sexual discrimination. An employment tribunal heard that after complaints were made, Zelda de Groen was subjected to a “humiliating” hour long interview by her female bosses who told her that at ...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told advisers that non-Orthodox Jews will disappear from the United States within two generations ... Lawyers for a prominent neo-Nazi are arguing that his call for a “troll storm” of threats against a Jewish woman in Montana is protected as free speech, the ...
So says Shlomo Fischer, a professor of sociology in the School of Education at Hebrew University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Fischer wrote an article for The Jewish People Policy Institute's Annual Assessment of 2017, arguing that Orthodox Jews have started to see their place in American ...
We're trying to hold up a Jewish lens to the 21st century, and in particular a British-Jewish lens. And also we're holding a 21st-century lens to Jewish life.” Members of Imahot v'Avot “might be secular, Orthodox, Reform or other Jews. Some are avid attendees of synagogues; some don't care for synagogue ...
Why 30,000 Orthodox women belong to this recipe-sharing Facebook group ... it's emphasis is the unique needs of religiously observant Jews. ... For some Orthodox Jewish women, who typically entertain on a weekly basis, ...
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