Jewish News reports:

Secular Judaism and its discontents
NY Times’ appalling article about the breakdown of two marriages
New ethical kosher mark to be tested in January
Who should replace Jonathan Sacks as chief rabbi?
Eating disorders a problem among Orthodox Jews
Painful path toward relocating settlers
Richard Joel: Reflections on the Maccabeats and the power of new media

NY Times:

Carol Anne Riddell and John Partilla met in 2006 in a pre-kindergarten classroom. They both had children attending the same Upper West Side school. They also both had spouses.

Part “Brady Bunch” and part “The Scarlet Letter,” their story has played out as fodder for neighborhood gossip. But from their perspective, the drama was as unlikely as it was unstoppable.

Ms. Riddell was a reporter and anchor on WNBC television in New York and a mother of two. A glamorous, petite woman with a strong handshake and stronger opinions, she is not the type to be easily dazzled, yet she was struck by Mr. Partilla’s exuberance.

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