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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures after speaking to supporters following the announ

The danger from within: The Israeli story - comment

We are about to experience our fourth election within two years, arguably the dirtiest ever, when one group of Jews called another “dogs”

A poster illustrating the chained marriage of Rivka, 41, who has been refused divorce by her husband

Agunas are 'strangled' in abusive marriages - so they protested

"The pain in my heart is deep as I remain in a state of perpetual waiting," said Rivka, 41, one of the women featured on the posters in the protest.

Uriel and Leah at their wedding.

'Instant love': Two victims of Jewish divorce refusal marry

The couple, individually, needed to go overcome legal battles to regain their freedom from inside their trapped marriages.

Israel’s kashrut supervision policy needs to change - opinion

While several years have passed since earlier reports, recent revelations make it clear that nothing has really changed.

By YEHUDA ZIDERMAN
08/12/2020

It's time to reconsider halacha's stance on cannabis – opinion

Legal cannabis has now reached some of the world’s largest Jewish populations

By BEN ADAM
25/11/2020

Rabbi Dovid Feinstein, renowned halachic authority, dies aged 91

The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. EST (4:30 p.m. Israel time) outside of 145 East Broadway, New York, and can be viewed via livestream.

Parashat Ki Tetze: A Jewish practical lifestyle

Why was the continuity of the story connecting the Jewish nation’s past and future broken so that the speech could review a succession of halachic directions on such a wide range of subjects?

By SHMUEL RABINOWITZ
27/08/2020

Cardozo on the Parashah: From robotic practice to meaning

The opening passages of the book remove whatever lingering doubts the reader might have clung to that the book is in any way comparable to the run-of-the-mill parasha-based Torah commentaries.

By SHMUEL PHILLIPS
27/08/2020
ORTHODOX JEWS study Talmud in Budapest in 2012

Is Jewish law frozen or flexible?

In each generation, the author repeatedly stresses, the decisors of that era have the right and responsibility to rule on Jewish law vis-à-vis the specific needs of their communities.

What we can learn from the ‘Ir Nidahat’?

We will focus on the third offense, the ir nidahat, or an entire city that shows disloyalty to God and is condemned to total annihilation.

By NECHAMA GOLDMAN BARASH
13/08/2020
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