Category: Orthodox

American Jewry, antisemitism, Orthodox, Quality of Jewish Life

Another Antisemitic Attack in New York

Screenshot of tweet regarding Jewish man assaulted in Crown Heights

According to Algemeiner, “More than 160 antisemitic hate crimes were documented by the NYPD in 2018, an increase of almost 25 percent over the previous year,” and now there’s been another attack on a Jewish man, this time on a Saturday night in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights. (I leave it to you to consider: is 19 …

Education, Intermarriage, Israel, Orthodox, Quality of Jewish Life

Should Israel Pay For Jewish Education in America?

American Jewish classroom

According to a report on the first conference of North American Jewish school principals that recently took place in Jerusalem, Jewish leaders from the U.S. and Canada asked the Israeli government to subsidize tuition to Jewish schools. As anyone who tries to keep a Torah-observant lifestyle in the United States knows, tuition has become so …

Orthodox

Orthodox, Reform, Conservative Agree to Disapprove of Separating Migrant Families

By Jonathan McIntosh [CC BY 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], from Wikimedia Commons

The Orthodox Union (OU), the organization representing America’s Modern Orthodox community, signed onto a letter signed by another 26 Jewish organizations opposing the separation of migrants from their children. That makes it a rare case of Jewish harmony in which all three major branches of Judaism agree on an important issue. Hmmm. The issue in …