Orthodox Judaism

I Went to India, And I Found “Shanti”

I Went to India, And I Found “Shanti”
By June 30, 2015

Disenchanted with Orthodoxy and religion, I decided to go traveling alone, seeking clarity. Instead, I found comfort with the unknown. Read More

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“The Job of a Novelist is to Talk About the Difficult Thing”

“The Job of a Novelist is to Talk About the Difficult Thing”
By April 23, 2015

A Q&A with Elisa Albert, author of the new novel ‘After Birth’ Read More

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Chie Nishio’s Stunning Photographs Offer a Glimpse of Chabad Life

Chie Nishio’s Stunning Photographs Offer a Glimpse of Chabad Life
By December 22, 2014

Over 20 years ago, the Japanese-American artist captured the Hasidic community of Crown Heights. Now you can see her photos at the Brooklyn Public Library. Read More

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Modern Orthodox Jews: We Need to Have a Serious Conversation About Sex

Modern Orthodox Jews: We Need to Have a Serious Conversation About Sex
By July 4, 2014

The controversy surrounding Josh Orlian’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ performance indicates that we need to confront our squeamish attitude towards sex education. Read More

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Breaking Up is Hard to Do—Especially in the Orthodox World

Breaking Up is Hard to Do—Especially in the Orthodox World
By July 2, 2014

Silence surrounding engagement break-ups leads to social stigma. It doesn’t have to be that way. Read More

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Heartbreaking, Influential Moment: Rachel Fraenkel Says Kaddish For Son Naftali

Heartbreaking, Influential Moment: Rachel Fraenkel Says Kaddish For Son Naftali
By July 2, 2014

“A seminal moment from a religious perspective,” writes Yair Ettinger in Haaretz. Read More

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REVIEW: “Brave Miss World” Charts Linor Abargil’s Path from Israeli Beauty Queen to Anti-Rape Activist

REVIEW: “Brave Miss World” Charts Linor Abargil’s Path from Israeli Beauty Queen to Anti-Rape Activist
By June 11, 2014

“It’s the hardest thing to do, I know, to speak, but then, it’s like the best pill. It heals you.” Read More

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When the Orthodox World Mocks Women Who Wear Tefillin, We All Lose

When the Orthodox World Mocks Women Who Wear Tefillin, We All Lose
By March 28, 2014

Purim satires work best when they poke fun at the powerful, not the marginalized. Read More

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