When soldiers are attacked one 'must intervene'

US Orthodox organizations condemn attacks by some haredim against soldiers and police officers, 'arouses shame and remorse in all of us.'Mordechai Sones, 4/17/2018, 9:38 PM

The disappointing Orthodox response to Hotovely

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely is the embodiment of everything that groups such as the Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America stand for. Why aren’t the major U.S. Orthodox groups coming to her defense?Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 12/4/2017, 5:13 AM

Killing idolators; friendly rabbis; pain and gain

Insights into Torah topics.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 8/20/2017, 12:33 AM

OU rules against women rabbis; Open Orthodox rebel

The Orthodox Union, which serves as the largest umbrella organization of Orthodox synagogues in North America, has stated unequivocally that women may not serve in clergy roles. The RCA did so in 2010.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 2/5/2017, 12:46 AM

Modern U.S. Orthodox rabbis: Openly teach Orthodox principles

In light of 'rapid and uncertain legal and cultural change,' RCA adopts resolution in favor of pro-active freedom of resolution.Hillel Fendel, 2/1/2017, 11:17 AM

Rabbinate rejects conversions by leading American Orthodox rabbi

Rabbinical Council of America fuming after Israeli Rabbinate rejects four conversions by leading American rabbinic authority.David Rosenberg, 9/25/2016, 10:03 PM

Further thoughts on the conversion mess

The Torah community simply is trying to implement safeguards to bring order out of chaos. Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 7/31/2016, 12:22 PM

RCA: No more biblical revenge songs at weddings

Main Orthodox rabbinical group in US voices 'shock and sorrow' over extremists' wedding video.Gil Ronen, 12/28/2015, 5:26 PM

Women Rabbis and the Rabbi Bakshi Doron letter: Time for a fact check

Contrary to what is claimed by Open Orthodoxy, former Chief Rabbi Rav Bakshi Doron did not approve of women rabbis or licensed halakhic decisors. The proof is in his letter here.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 11/11/2015, 9:20 PM

Rabbis Gather in Washington to Oppose Iran Deal

Some 200 rabbis rally on Capitol Hill to express their opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.Ben Ariel, 9/9/2015, 11:59 PM

The Con Version of an American Conversion Scandal

There is no question that Orthodox conversion standards in the US, adopted by the RCA and validated by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel in a magnificent agreement this past summer, have brought sanity and order out of chaos. Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 11/11/2014, 6:33 AM

Protecting Israel From the Tragedy of American Jewry

An extraordinary breakthrough has been made to assure the sanctity of the Jewish Nation: On the importance of Parallel Centralized Rabbinical Certifications of Jewishness.Rabbi Dov Fischer, 1/19/2014, 7:55 PM

ADL: Rabbinate Decision 'At Expense of Jewish Unity'

ADL condemns Israeli Chief Rabbinate's rejection of Rabbi Avi Weiss and 10 others as eligible Orthodox Rabbis, calling for 'Jewish unity.'Tova Dvorin, 1/8/2014, 11:12 PM

What is "Open" About "Open Orthodoxy"?

Despite the catchy name, a close look seems to reveal that the opposite of "Open" Orthodoxy is not "Closed" Orthodoxy, but Torah-true Orthodoxy.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 12/31/2013, 11:20 AM

Rabbinic Treaty: Israel Chief Rabbinate Leads Jewish World

An historic agreement is signed between European and American rabbinical councils, declares Israeli Chief Rabbinate heads world Jewry.Ari Yashar, 11/13/2013, 12:28 PM

Rallies Support Israel's Pillar of Defense in New York, Paris

Thousands are rallying to support Israel's right to defend its citizens in the face of ongoing rocket fire from Gaza.Chana Ya'ar, 11/21/2012, 12:05 PM