Smartphones killed the rabbis' power and the internet swept away an entire generation of spiritual hierarchy. When communities’ leaders rely on opaqueness, online transparency kills the legends.
Virtually all programs spearheaded by Religious Service Ministry's Jewish Identity Administration involve Orthodox partners, petitioners claim.
Sources say pluralistic groups are running only 30 percent of activities requested by state schools for the new Jewish-Israeli culture curriculum.
The fear of members of the opposite sex touching each other has even the more moderate rabbis worried.
My colleagues and I would prefer to engage with issues such as work and family. But silence in the face of the risk posed to female soldiers from the obsession with segregation and modesty is not feminist.
'If (marijuana) lifts you up and gives you something, it’s a very positive thing,' Rabbi Jim Mirel says in viral video.
In the battle over men and women doing army service together, the IDF chief of staff’s policies on the issue have caused liberal and conservative rabbis to join ranks against the army’s current policy.
The political system must understand that the golem of the settlements has turned on its creators.
Lieberman's ultimatum to the head of the pre-military academy whose remarks have angered many in and out of the IDF is pushing the religious Zionist community close ranks.
There's a growing Orthodox Jewish resistance to Trump. But 'coming out' as anti-Trump has a high cost – which is why many choose to stay silent.