In latest stage of war over integrating women into Israeli army service, moderate rabbis like Shlomo Riskin usually in favor of conscription protest over mixed male-female combat units.
French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy's new book, a highly idiosyncratic take on what he sees as the fundamental lesson of Judaism, also offers a surprisingly clueless view of Orthodoxy.
Orthodox high school girls leave school to shout down Women of the Wall during prayer services at Jerusalem's Western Wall; Police separate groups, restricting confrontations to verbal attacks.
A straight line leads from the Jewish religion to the Jewish occupation.
Even people who don't believe in God sometimes find themselves turning to him in their weakest moments – and we all have those.
It's no coincidence that the father of modern Jewish historiography opens his key work with Joshua, not Abraham. This is the history of a nation, even if the religion was destined to become a major element.
How can one accuse of arrogance those who fight against the metaphysical foolishness of religion? It’s the religious who lord it over the atheists and claim exclusive ownership of spirituality, values and belief.
Neutrality, equivocation or indifference are indefensible responses to Donald Trump. But that’s exactly how our Orthodox Jewish community, enfeebled by its weak, timid and inwardly-focused leadership, has behaved.
Reform Movement, MKs, women’s lobby object to bill, which may be debated in Knesset later this week, claiming it exacerbates discrimination against women, minorities.
The judges noted Liebes’ research on the history of Jewish mystical literature and his work in illuminating the role of myth and messianism.