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Yeshivas unapologetically emphasize religious and ethical instruction. A small number of such schools have been accused … more
A recently released Pew Research Center report about global restrictions on religion focuses mostly on discrimination against, and the persecution of, various religious … more
Within hours of his mother’s funeral, Rabbi Abba Cohen was driving from Baltimore to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. That night Cohen, together with his brother and sister, sat on a … more
New York City’s info page on an ongoing measles outbreak could not be clearer: “Most of these cases have involved members of the Orthodox Jewish community,” it says. But less … more
The weirdest part of the Orthodox anti-vaccine conference was probably when the emcee, a rabbi wearing a black hat and white beard, quoted the Gospel of Luke. “Father, forgive them, for they … more
When New York state liberalized its abortion law last week, the Catholic Church and Southern Baptist Convention unsurprisingly released statements slamming the action. And they were joined by two … more
Only days after being sworn into the Illinois House of Representatives, Rabbi Yehiel Kalish paid a visit to Israel. The father of six said he needed guidance from rabbis in the Jewish state to serve … more
The shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead has been described as “horrific,” “heinous” and “devastating” by Jewish leaders, politicians and … more
Rabbi Avi Shafran, public information director of Agudath Israel of America, writes a weekly column for Hamodia, which declined to publish this submission. He posted it at RabbiAviShafran.com and it … more
In a rare move, three major voices of Orthodox Judaism in America have expressed common cause with more liberal Jewish organizations on a hot-button issue in the United States: the separation of … more
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