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US President Donald Trump speaks during a Hanukkah reception and executive order against antisemitis

How influential were Orthodox Jews in Trump's administration? - analysis

White House Channuka parties included a broad swathe of the Jewish leadership.

On Kabbalah and Modern Orthodoxy

Perhaps Kabbalah can serve as both a model and inspiration for Modern Orthodoxy to continue to think ‘outside of the box’ and still remain grounded to its traditional past and to Halacha.

By AHARON E. WEXLER
08/11/2020

I converted through Reform Judaism. Stop telling me I’m not a Jew.

After years of studying, learning and teaching, I finally achieved the goal I’d had from the age of 16.

By JESSY KUEHNE/JTA
30/10/2020

Why Yitz Greenberg’s ‘road’ may lead to a stronger Jewish center

A collection of essays about the theories and writings of Rabbi Yitz Greenberg includes 12 thoughtful essays spanning topics such as halacha (Jewish law), theology, and modern norms of observance.

By ROBERTA ROSENTHAL KWALL
12/08/2020
IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi visits Bnei Brak

Israeli high school principal returns to IDF to help amid COVID-19

Many Israeli civilians, especially in the Homefront Command, are being called to return to reserve duty.

17/07/2020

Israel must deepen commitment of Diaspora to Jewish identity’ says OU head

Fagin insisted that if the Jewish state views the Diaspora as a strategic asset then it needs to invest far larger resources into Jewish education in the US.

‘TO BE involved in the modern world, ipso facto means to live a life of constant compromising of Ort

On modern Orthodoxy

I have found that students are confused about Modern Orthodoxy and perceive it as some sort of ‘Diet Orthodoxy’.

By AHARON E. WEXLER
11/06/2020
Rabbi Norman Lamm

Rabbi Norman Lamm, longtime head of Yeshiva University, dies at 92

The noted Modern Orthodox rabbi, author and communal leader had just lost his wife to COVID-19 a month earlier.

By URIEL HEILMAN/JTA
01/06/2020
‘TO CALL Rashi or Maimonides “Orthodox” would be an anachronism.’

A thought on the emergence of modern Orthodoxy

“Observance of the Sabbath gradually was abandoned in the larger cities and increasingly in the small towns as well

By AHARON WEXLER
20/02/2020
JOURNEY TO OPEN ORTHODOXY By Rabbi Avraham “Avi” Weiss Urim Publications 613 pages; $29.95

Book review: Open Orthodoxy founder tells story

Rabbi Avi Weiss takes the reader on his evolving journey

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