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In NY, Liberal rabbis demonstrate for workers’ rights and a Hasidic company listens

New York Jewish Week — Six local rabbis had planned to deliver a letter to a Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based construction and demolition company on the morning of Wednesday, June 15. The letter,…

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Born Christian, French woman becomes one of Israel’s few female Orthodox rabbis

AFP — A woman born in France to a Christian family was not an obvious candidate to become a trailblazing Orthodox rabbi in Israel, but 40-year-old former journalist Eliora Peretz…

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Two rabbis, from two different denominations, get a second chance at love

JTA — In the beginning, the relationship was secret. Neither Rabbi Amy Wallk nor Rabbi Mark Cohn wanted to worry their respective congregations, especially when they still had so much…

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France has 500,00 Jews and only 5 women rabbis, but this group wants to change that

PARIS (JTA) — In 2019, at a Jewish conference in Troyes, France, Myriam Ackermann-Sommer did something quietly historic: She read from the Torah in an Orthodox prayer group. Ackermann-Sommer was…

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Why was the UK chief rabbi in a cathedral, if Orthodox rabbis don’t enter churches?

JTA — Most Orthodox interpretations of Jewish law conclude that Jews are forbidden to enter churches, even if no prayer will be taking place. So why was British Chief Rabbi…

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Rabbis urge IDF chief to stop women’s integration into combat units

A group of senior rabbis from the national religious camp signed on to a statement Thursday urging IDF Chief of State Aviv Kohavi to cease efforts to draft women into…

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Jerusalem on high alert ahead of confluence of Gay Pride Parade and rabbi’s funeral

Annual march set to begin at 3 p.m. under heavy security in central Jerusalem, while funeral for Rabbi Uri Zohar slated to start an hour later near entrance to capital

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