Tag archive for ‘Orthodox Judaism’
News Brief On Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Haredi magazine begs terrorists: Please don’t murder us

    A prominent haredi publication has raised eyebrows with an open letter in Hebrew and Arabic begging Arab terrorists not to attack haredi Jews, by highlighting the fact that most haredim do not More...

Jewish Business News On Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Chassidic Bar Mitzvah Boy Unexpected Star of New Oprah Show

  Mendel Hurwitz woke up Tuesday morning to find himself a viral sensation. The 15-year-old son of Budapest-based Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries Rabbi Sholom and Devorah Leah Hurwitz, was profiled in the More...

Ronn Torossian On Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Samson Fine & Riverdale Jewish Center: Rabbis Who Take Naked Steam Baths With Boys Must Be Fired

  Imagine being a congregant at the Riverdale Jewish Center (RJC) during the High Holidays and listening to a sermon from the synagogue’s senior rabbi, Jonathan Rosenblatt, a man who admits to have More...

Jewish Business News On Monday, August 24th, 2015

The “Hasidic Hendrix” Yosi Piamenta, passed away in New York

Yosi Piamenta, the Jewish guitarist and songwriter known as the “Hasidic Hendrix”—whose fusion of rock, Sephardic and Chassidic genres left an indelible impression on contemporary Jewish music—passed 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...

Avi Rosenfeld On Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Empowering Haredim and Uniting Israel Through Technology Education

Call me a nerd, but I’m hooked on technology. I am especially fascinated by artificial intelligence, namely bioinformatics, robotics, and human-computer interaction. For this reason, I have made More...

News Brief On Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Watch: Architectural Plans for Third Temple Have Begun

Today, on the Fast of Av, Jews throughout the world mourn the destruction of the two Holy Temples of Jerusalem and pray for the rebuilding of the Third Temple. But one organization has been doing a lot more 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 RCA’s refusal More...

Jewish Business News On Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Haredim hire Mexicans to protest NY pride parade

Some Orthodox Jews who wished to protest the gay pride parade in New York City on Sunday were forced to hire Mexican laborers to replace them after rabbis forbade yeshiva students from taking part in the More...

Reggie Reiner On Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Rabbi Eliezer Berland To Be Extradited to Israel On Molestation Charges

– – Holland’s Supreme Court has ruled Rabbi Eliezer Berland can be extradited to Israel where he faces charges of sexual molestation. This should end an Odyssey which has lasted for several More...

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