Complaint also alleges seminary attendance had negative impacts on the marriage prospects of the young women who have gone there.
'Reb Zalman' started out in Chabad before adopting a New Age and neo-Hasidic approach, featuring ecstatic prayer, music and dance in services.
While the orphaned Brooklyn-based Hasidic movement continues to expand around the globe, here at home tension exists between those who believe he is still alive, albeit unseen, and those who think he died 20 years ago.
Shai Piron’s assertion that same-sex couples and their children are 'not a family' unleashed a wave of indignation not only from the LGBT community but from its allies too.
Filling our teenagers' heads with Jewish law and simplistic answers to complex issues like homosexuality and slavery only serves to disconnect them from the faith. We need a new approach to Jewish education based on active listening and safe space.
Parents say the Education Ministry should finance the camps in full, instead of allowing the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews to fund them.
Orthodox Jewish high schools in the United States try to balance concerns for their reputation and their students, as growing number of teens openly identify as gay.
In modern Hebrew, beit midrash has expanded to refer to the followers of a particular person or to that person’s school of thought.
Education Ministry approves plan; question mark remains over whether religious state schools will teach the subject as part of science curriculum.
Verete was called to disciplinary hearings earlier this year for allegedly criticizing the army in class.