Friday, August 18, 2017
Nearly 2,000 couples have signed the agreement since its inception two years ago, the Tzohar rabbinical organization said on Tu b'Av, the Jewish Day of Love.
Two congregations have been fighting in court over who owns Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island.
Though all the teachers at Meor Manhattan are Orthodox, the organization attracts a crowd of largely secular young Jewish professionals.
If their credentials aren't in question, North American rabbis ask, why did Israel's religious authorities list their names at all?
Many Orthodox rabbis sympathize with what they call the Chief Rabbinate's effort to safeguard traditional Jewish law.
Westerbork contained a large hospital with operating rooms and a soccer team -- amenities the Germans used to calm the inmates before shipping them off to be murdered.
The haredim agree with their non-Orthodox brethren on one thing: The future of the Jewish people is at stake.
A deal was reportedly reached between the government, haredi and progressive Jews to refrain from advancing legislation and judicial efforts on non-Orthodox converts for another six months.
"Neither side should exaggerate on the issue," Jonathan Sacks said.
An Australian man sued to force his wife to accept his get, a Jewish legal document necessary for divorce.


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