orthodox jews

This ‘Unorthodox Orthodox’ rabbi is answering all your Jewiest questions

Rabbi Avram Mlotek has made headlines for officiating at gay Jewish weddings and challenging traditional stances against interfaith marriages.

By MOLLY TOLSKY/JTA
05/08/2020
Film co-starring a vibrator aims to challenge portrayal of Orthodox Jews

“But I wanted to show a different side that we don’t normally get to see,” Talia Osteen said.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
31/07/2020
Soldiers from the Nahal Haredi unit, the ultra-Orthodox battalion in the Israel Defense Forces
Secular Jews are starting to understand the haredi Orthodox

The tension between secular and religious Israeli society has existed since before the country was founded and remains a contentious societal dividing line.

By RABBI AVI SHAFRAN/JTA
08/07/2020
MENACHEM MENDEL SCHNEERSON, the beloved Lubavitcher Rebbe.
A meeting with Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson

The Rebbe was rumored to be telepathic, and I could certainly vouch for the fact that as far as I was concerned, he certainly was.

NYC welds playground gates shut, Orthodox lawmakers call for park opening

In a WhatsApp message, Goldman told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that he tried to open the gate himself.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
16/06/2020
BLACK LIVES matter to Jews. A rabbi carries a sign supporting Black Lives Matter at a rally in Washi
Black lives matter

Black Jews also matter.

By HESHIE BILLET
15/06/2020
‘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
Shoshana Greenwald and the fashion brand Mimu Maxi are using Instagram to talk about racism
Orthodox women are using Instagram to fight racism, on and offline

'I feel like I’ve been here shouting, like fellow Jews we need to confront our racism! And all of a sudden I feel like people in my community are starting to hear it'

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
10/06/2020
Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn march to honor George Floyd

The demonstrators marched peacefully down Ocean Parkway, which included approximately 200 Orthodox Jewish residents of Brooklyn.

For Orthodox Jews, George Floyd protests stir complicated feelings

The next morning, Orthodox Jews in the same New York neighborhood showed up at the local police precinct to drop off pastries for the officers – 101 danishes for the 101st Precinct.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
06/06/2020
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