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Modern Orthodox Shul Chooses Chabad Rabbi

The Jewish Journal reports: On Dec. 19, at a closed-door meeting in Congregation Shaarei Tefila’s social hall, about 60 of the Modern Orthodox synagogue’s current members voted to hire Rabbi Moshe Kesselman to lead the shul. Kesselman has been serving … Continue reading

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First Time In An Orthodox Shul

Jane emails: “Do you have any advice for me before I go walking into an Orthodox synagogue?” * Know that in Orthodox Judaism, men and women pray separately. The more Orthodox the community, the more men and women are separated, … Continue reading

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Need help finding an Orthodox Synagogue!

Jane emails: “I’m a prospective Jewish convert. I’ve spent the past 4 months or so studying at a Conservative Temple here in Los Angeles. Although I really enjoyed my experience, I want to experience and learn more, however this time … Continue reading

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Advice To Potential Converts To Orthodox Judaism

I find myself talking a lot to people interested in converting to Orthodox Judaism. Here’s some advice: * There are five Orthodox Jewish law courts (Batei Din) in Los Angeles that do conversions — the RCC (the most rigorous and … Continue reading

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Rahm Emanuel’s Orthodox Rabbi Does NOT Condemn Clinton-Mezvinsky Intermarriage

Rob Eshman emails: In an under-the-radar but utterly groundbreaking post at the blog “Morethodoxy,” Rabbi Asher Lopatin, the Orthodox leader of Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel, a Modern Orthodox synagogue in Chicago– which White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel attends– … Continue reading

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