Tag: Jewish Community

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    A support group called Footsteps is providing counsel to those who have chosen to leave the confines of the ultra-Orthodox world in which they were raised. More

    May 10, 2013 | Comments

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    Watch more of our interview with sociology professor Samuel Heilman about the difficulties of leaving the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. More

    May 10, 2013 | Comments

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    For Holocaust Remembrance Day we talk with Ilie Wacs and Deborah Strobin, a brother and sister who have written a memoir about their family’s life as Jewish refugees in the Far East during World War II and their connection to the larger Jewish story of survival and endurance. More

    April 20, 2012 | Comments

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    Watch more of Kim Lawton’s interview with a sister and brother who describe how their family survived World War II in a Jewish ghetto in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. More

    April 20, 2012 | Comments

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    Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton reports from the Democratic National Convention on how Catholic, evangelical, and Jewish groups are responding to the vice presidential nomination of Joe Biden, a pro-choice Roman Catholic.

    August 27, 2008 | Comments

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    The question of whether to ordain gay clergy has challenged and divided many denominations, including Conservative Jews. The Orthodox strongly oppose gay ordination, but reform Jews accept it. Now, the Conservative movement's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards has recommended that Conservative seminaries should be allowed to admit gays.

    February 2, 2007 | Comments

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    Tenafly, New Jersey, is a suburb of 16,000 people, nearly half of them Jewish, just across the Hudson River from New York City. However, when a group of Orthodox Jewish newcomers put up a symbolic boundary called an eruv, Tenafly became one of the latest battlegrounds in an ongoing civil war in the American Jewish community.

    February 21, 2001 | Comments