This is no fairytale romance.
On the day the Senate passed the marriage equality bill we talked to two rabbis who did not necessarily share in our happiness.
I’m career driven, outspoken and have a raunchy sense of humor. So why do I affiliate with the Orthodox movement? After all, aren’t they sexist?
Lesbian and bisexual women in Orthodox communities often have to choose between remaining a part of their tradition and being true to themselves.
Last week, an eight-year saga involving a sex-crazed and homeless Orthodox Jew in Israel who refused to divorce his wife and thus kept her “chained” to their marriage under Jewish law, finally came to an end. The Jerusalem Post reports that the man had been told eight years ago by a rabbinic court that he […]
Within the last two months, three money-laundering conspiracies have been exposed, each implicating a handful Orthodox Rabbis, religious Jews, or Israelis. Last week, the Grand Rabbi of Spinka, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect, and four associates, plead guilty to criminal conspiracy as a result of a decade-long $8.5 million tax fraud and money-laundering scheme. Two weeks […]
Here in Minnesota, we think dancing to hip hop during a wedding processional is sensational and shocking, and the rest of the country joined us in alternatively laughing and aplauding Jill and Kevin’s famous Minnesota wedding dance video last month. On erev Tu B’Av in Israel, another couple had a shocking wedding. Their political statement? […]