Monthly Archives: July 2008

Richard Joel Profiled

Ben Harris writes for JTA: NEW YORK (JTA) — The spring semester is in full swing, and the president of Yeshiva University, Richard Joel, is walking the two-and-a-half blocks from the school’s main study hall to his office. Students and … Continue reading

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I Ran Into Jewish Journal Singles Columnist Orit Arfa Tonight At Glatt Matt

I was just coming out of davening mincha-maariv. I pop into glatt mart to find something to flavor beans and the like. Taco seasoning is usually good. And there’s Orit in a startling blue top. I was in God space … Continue reading

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Denied A Divorce

Yair Sheleg writes for Haaretz: The issue of conversion is ostensibly no longer in the headlines, but it still figures prominently on religious Zionism’s agenda. The proposal to establish religious courts to serve as an alternative to those of the … Continue reading

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First Woman Ordained In Israel

 From the Times of India:  Rabbi Naamah Kelman was the first woman to be ordained as a rabbi in Israel. She is associate dean at the Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem, and seeks a progressive direction for Judaism and a greater … Continue reading

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Chabad Rabbi Found Guilty Of Zoning Violation

From APP.com: FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — Seven members of the township Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously decided Thursday that a local rabbi is, in fact, running a house of worship out of his home. “If it walks like a duck, and … Continue reading

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A Featured Convert Turns Cantor

From The Jewish Standard of New Jersey: Not only did the new chazzan at Temple Israel & Jewish Community Center in Ridgewood move here in July from Albuquerque, New Mexico, but the former Caitlin O’Sullivan —whose conversion service was featured … Continue reading

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Cleveland’s Synagogue Without Walls

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: After spending 12 years at Congregation Bethaynu in Pepper Pike, Sukol left in June 2007 to start a new type of Jewish religious and learning experience that he calls Cleveland’s Synagogue Without Walls. In the … Continue reading

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Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Advises Anglicans On Unity

From virtueonline.org: CANTERBURY-Sir Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, gave a stirring address to Anglican bishops gathered under the Big Top tent at the decennial Lambeth Conference Monday evening. He said that Anglicans must … Continue reading

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JConnectLA Singles Events

 Subject: Simply Shabbat this Friday Night – LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP! DON’T MISS OUT! SIGN UP AT WWW.JCONNECTLA.COM NOW! This Friday night Jconnect’s Simply Shabbat will be what’s hot, hip & happening in the ‘hood. Professor Gordon will be … Continue reading

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The Nine Days

From Bnai David: Halachot of the “nine days” This year the nine days commence on Shabbat August 2, and end on Monday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m.  According to tradition, we spend the days from Rosh Hodesh Av through midday … Continue reading

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