Tag: Orthodox Judaism

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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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    On the news of his death in Jerusalem on February 10, we reprise excerpts from our 1999 interview with this eminent Jewish philosopher, leader of liberal Orthodoxy, and founder of the Shalom Hartman Institute.

    February 11, 2013 | Comments

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    Benyamin Cohen has written a book about his year-long exploration of Christianity, and he uses what he learned to reflect on the meaning of his own Jewish faith. More

    November 5, 2010 | Comments

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    Benyamin Cohen has written a book about his year-long exploration of Christianity, and he uses what he learned to reflect on the meaning of his own Jewish faith. More

    April 20, 2010 | Comments

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    At the center of Judaism, writes Yale University scholar and critic David Gelernter, is “a thread of ecstasy…the whole world, space and time and suffering and all, pulled together by triumphant jubilation.” More

    January 7, 2010 | Comments

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    Dr. Joseph Tate delivers babies the old-fashioned way, using methods some obstetricians call risky. But his patients say God guides his hands. More

    August 14, 2009 | Comments

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    We have a story today about two young men who grew up together best friends — one white, one black — and then took different religious paths. One became an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, the other a Muslim. Today they argue, of course, but as Betty Rollin reports, they’ve found their theological differences don’t matter nearly as much as friendship and laughter. More

    April 18, 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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    We have a story about a gay Orthodox Jew struggling with that seemingly impossible choice between sexual orientation and religion. It’s one of several such stories in a documentary feature film released three years ago and directed by Sandi Simcha Dubowski. The title of the film is TREMBLING BEFORE G-D. More

    May 21, 2004 | Comments

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