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Jewish tensions heat up over Western Wall prayer space
Leaders of the Conservative and Reform Jewish movements fear that the actions of Israeli politicians in recent weeks may contribute to a widening gap between Israel and Diaspora Jews.
Innovate, develop and learn: How the OU prompted programs that meet women’s needs
In recent years, Orthodox women have sought a greater voice in Torah scholarship and learning, prompting the OU to fund a number of Women’s Initiative Challenge Grants to meet growing communal needs.
Jephthah, Trump and the problem of immoral leaders
Jewish tradition acknowledges “realpolitik” national concerns as morally valid even as it warns of the dangers of ignoring individual morality.
Soldier originally injured in 1973 Yom Kippur War succumbs to wounds prior to Israel’s Memorial Day
Yitzhak Dreksler passed away following complications that were a direct result of injuries sustained during battle, after a lifetime seeking commemoration of fallen haredi soldiers.
Orthodox Union draws a line in the sand on female clergy, seeks compliance from member synagogues
The Orthodox Union (OU), after a year of discussions with various stakeholders and in the face of some opposition, has established parameters for a three-year period during which the umbrella body for American Orthodox congregations will work to bring its member synagogues who employ female clergy into compliance with OU standards, which stipulate that a woman cannot serve as a rabbi.