Category Archives: Orthodoxy

Forward: ‘In Leaving Orthodoxy, Tova Mirvis Voices Questions Many Secretly Harbor’

From the Forward: I was not raised in modern Orthodoxy; I married into it. And as I read Tova Mirvis’ memoir, The Book of Separation, it often felt as though I was reading my own misgivings and hesitations. Her book … Continue reading

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When Orthodox Jews Are A Tourist Attraction

Baruch writes: Walking to shul on Shabbos afternoon for Mincha, through the 3rd and Highland intersection of Hancock Park, BCC spots a tour bus, with the tour guide pointing at BCC and other Orthodox Jews walking, and the tourists are … Continue reading

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Orthodox Jews Still Back Trump

A left-wing Orthodox Jew writes in the Forward: The Orthodox Union took two days to put out a statement in response to the weekend’s events. And when they finally got around to it, the statement danced around any mention of … Continue reading

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NYT: ‘Uneasy Welcome as Ultra-Orthodox Jews Extend Beyond New York’

Why would there be unease over hundreds of Orthodox Jews moving into a neighborhood? Are you saying that different groups have different interests? That sounds unAmerican to me. New York Times: The influx, however, has provoked tensions with long-established residents, … Continue reading

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NJ.com: ‘3 more Lakewood houses raided in multi-million dollar welfare fraud investigation’

I had a Jewish girlfriend who was warned by cops in Los Angeles to keep her dog on a leash. When she thought they were gone, she let her dog off the leash. The police came back and wrote her … Continue reading

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