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Can open Orthodoxy stand on its own?Early last month, Rabbi Hershel Schachter, 72, the rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva University, issued a responsum regarding women and the wearing of tfillin...read more...
Don’t silence Neil YoungIt’s shaping up to be the best summer ever for concerts in Israel, despite the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement’s...read more...
Contributing their fair shareIt seems inevitable now that Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community will be forced to contribute many more of its young people to army service in...read more...
The Jewish education conundrumLast week, JTA  published an essay by Sam Ser entitled “Jewish day school? Not for this observant Jewish family.” In his piece, Ser...read more...
Treating the foreigner with respectRose Fontanes, 47, a Filipina caregiver who lives and works in Tel Aviv, recently shot to fame after her star turn on the inaugural season of X-...read more...
Stephen Harper gets itAs Prime Minister Stephen Harper returns to Canada from a tour of the Middle East, he brings with him an improved understanding of Israel and its...read more...
Sharon’s final lessonFor all his many accomplishments, and his comparatively few failures, the one thing Ariel Sharon will ultimately be remembered for is the Gaza...read more...
New year, same old storyLast Thursday, comatose former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon took a significant turn for the worse. And at virtually the same time, U.S....read more...
Let’s wait to pass judgmentWhat do we know for sure about Lev Tahor, the reclusive ultra-Orthodox sect currently at the centre of child abuse allegations spanning two provinces...read more...
Netanyahu’s lame excuseThe greatest statesmen and women of our day gathered Dec. 10 in Johannesburg, South Africa, to honour the late Nelson Mandela. It was a touching...read more...

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