Tag: Orthodox Judaism

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    One of the consequences of the Holocaust was its effect on the faith of observant Jews. How could a just God have permitted such a tragedy? Today, the personal story, in his words, of Menachem Daum, a New York television producer whose parents were both Holocaust survivors. More

    August 3, 2001 | 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

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    Read excerpts from Stephen Dubner’s interview with Lauren Winner on religious conversions. More

    November 17, 2000 | Comments

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    In the second of our two-part series on religious conversion, R & E talks to Lauren Winner. The child of a mixed marriage, she was raised as a non-observant Jew, became an Orthodox Jew, and then converted to Christianity. More

    November 17, 2000 | Comments

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    In Baltimore, Maryland, Tamir Goodman is both an Orthodox Jew and a star basketball player. At 17, in his junior year in high school this past season, he averaged 35 points a game and was offered an athletic scholarship next year by the basketball powerhouse University of Maryland. More

    July 30, 1999 | Comments

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    For Jews, the High Holy Day of Yom Kippur is a day of atonement. R&E discussed the meaning of the holiday with Blu Greenberg and Rabbi Joel Tessler. Greenberg, an Orthodox Jew from Rippendale, New York, is a writer and advocate of greater opportunity for women within Orthodoxy. Rabbi Tessler is an Orthodox Rabbi of Beth Shalom congregation in Potomac, Maryland. More

    October 3, 1997 | Comments

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