Tag archive for ‘Rabbi’
News Brief On Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Kapparot – Jewish Chicken Slaughter Sidewalk Ritual Is Debated in Court; Lives of 50, 000 Birds at Stake

  Opponents of “makeshift slaughterhouses” on Brooklyn sidewalks duked it out in court Tuesday with Jewish leaders over an upcoming religious ritual that involves the killing of 50, 000 chickens. The More...

American Haredi Rabbis Declare Obligation to Report Child Abuse to Police

More than 100 haredi rabbis in the US have signed a public letter stating that it is an obligation of Jewish law on all Jews to immediately notify the police when a reasonable suspicion of child abuse exists,  More...

News On Monday, August 10th, 2015

Religious Zionist Rabbis Form Private Conversion Court

  JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prominent Israeli rabbis connected to the religious Zionist movement have established a private conversion court. The formation of the court comes a month after the Israeli government canceled landmark More...

Lilach Weissman On Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Talia Lakritz’s New Video Mocks People Who Mock Orthodox Feminists

– – Talia Lakritz, a student at Barnard College in New York, has posted a funny video on line in which she details all of the annoying questions which people ask her about being a jewish feminist. She More...

Niva Goldberg On Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Israeli NGO to Supreme Court: Protect Women’s Rights at the Ritual Bath

An Israeli NGO ITIM filed a complaint with Israel’s Supreme Court on Sunday to protect women’s rights at the mikveh, a Jewish ritual bath. Observant Jewish women use the mikveh for purification rites, More...

News Brief On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Exclusive to TheJC: Reform Rabbis Approve Streamlined Conversion Process

A person with a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother will not have to convert, under a Reform Movement motion passed on Tuesday. People with a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother will no longer have to undergo More...

Niva Goldberg On Monday, July 13th, 2015

Cousin of Michelle Obama to Serve As ‘Black Chief Rabbi’

Rabbi Capers Funnye of Chicago was nominated to become what an international organization is calling the first “black chief rabbi” of the 21st century. Funnye, a cousin of first lady Michelle Obama,  is More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Friday, July 10th, 2015

Seventh-Day Adventists Vote Against Ordaining Women

– – This week at the Seventh-Day Adventists 60th General Conference Session which was held in San Antonio, Texas, the Christian denomination voted against the ordination of women. The vote was 1, More...

Reggie Reiner On Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Both Mennonite and Episcopalian Christian Groups Reject BDS Movement Against Israel

– – Both the Mennonite and Episcopal churches in America have rejected calls to divest from Israel and to boycott the country by the BDS (Boycott Divest Sanction) movement which uses ant-Israel rhetoric More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Rabbi Avi Weiss Quits RCA

– – The always boisterous and sometimes controversial Rabbi Avi Weiss has resigned from the Rabbinical Council of America, the Orthodox rabbinical association of North America. He did so due to the More...

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