Orthodox Category

Sarah Lyhall of the New York Times reports that Britain’s Supreme Court ruled against a Jewish high school in London that had rejected an applicant because his mother wasn’t Jewish enough – and so, by extension, neither was he. Yep, she had chosen Judaism years ago and gone through a conversion process, but By all […]

Two female cabinet ministers were edited out of a cabinet photo by two ultra-orthodox newspapers: Two ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspapers have altered a photo of Israel’s new cabinet, removing two female ministers. Limor Livnat and Sofa Landver were grouped with the rest of the 30-member cabinet for their inaugural photo. But Yated Neeman newspaper digitally changed […]

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In: Israel, Jewish Identity, Orthodox

x-posted from Jerusalem Post When the prospective converts I know heard that Jose Portuondo-Wilson (“Orthodox Convert Fights for Recognition”, October 5, The Jerusalem Post) was denied his right as an Orthodox convert to make aliya to Israel, they started rethinking their conversions. These converts scrambled yet again to find organizations to vet their baatei din […]

x-posted from the Jewish Chronicle In my Orthodox world, an ‘invisible mechitzah’ prohibits valuable friendships. I had tea with my friend David the other day. And it was fun. But when I told my husband that I went to tea with a classmate — a male classmate — his face was less than sunny. It […]

This is just the first of a number of stories that JVoices helped break into the media that will be coming out in the next few days about the Yeshivah of Flatbush Reunions, and the call for an open door policy by Yeshivah Alumni. We’ll keep you posted as they come! Gay Alumni of Brooklyn […]

Guest blog post from Erez Lieberman (Flatbush H.S. ’97), Open Flatbush Reunions creator and Nachshon Rothstein (Flatbush H.S. ’98) The petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/openreunions/ The Yeshivah of Flatbush High School Class of 1997 reunion was held on December 22nd, 2007. Although the vast majority of students were invited to bring guests to the reunion, some students — […]