The Battle Over Orthodoxy

A struggle is on between those who wish to minimize the ideological spectrum of Orthodoxy and the modernizers who wish to push the boundaries.

By ELLIOT JAGER
May 11, 2016 13:06
Satmar Hasidim

Satmar Hasidim in the Yetev Lev D’Satmar synagogue in the town of Kiryas Joel, New York. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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