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Ben Harris, JTA
Ben Harris, JTA

Chabad rabbi seeks to clarify incendiary words

NEW YORK — A prominent Chabad rabbi is seeking to clarify remarks in which he renounced “Western morality” and seemed to call on Israel to massacre Palestinian...

Can Britain’s ‘chief’ sell in America?

NEW YORK — Most of what you need to know about Jonathan Sacks, the chief rabbi of the British commonwealth, is apparent from the story he tells of how his latest book,...

New book, and new type of rabbinical career

NEW YORK — The tale Jill Jacobs tells of the first steps in her journey to becoming one of the most recognizable names in Jewish social justice work has something of...

Soloveitchik and Schechter Haggadahs

NEW YORK — Why is this Passover different than all other Passovers? On most Passovers, it is the liberal Jewish denominations that seek to reinterpret the holiday...

Conservative alumni like ‘indie minyans’

NEW YORK — It’s been a tough few weeks for the leadership of the United Synagogue, the Conservative movement’s synagogue association. The recent announcement that...

A Jewish-Muslim-Christian campus?

NEW YORK — An interfaith coalition in Nebraska is testing the viability of what is believed to be an American first: a joint campus to house a Jewish, Muslim and...

Sun blessing: Rare ritual meets ecology

NEW YORK — Jews across the denominational spectrum are gearing up for the observance of an obscure Jewish ritual “the blessing over the sun,” with a range of...

Pope retains Holocaust denier

NEW YORK — In an echo of the 2007 controversy over the Latin Mass, Jewish interfaith leaders again are expressing concern that a Vatican action aimed at promoting unity...

Conservative Judaism: Right vs. left seminary split

NEW YORK — In a further sign that the American and international wings of the Conservative movement are moving in different ideological directions, a Los Angeles...

Rubashkin denied bail; double standard?

NEW YORK — Nearly from the moment federal immigration agents raided the Agriprocessors kosher meat plant in Postville, Iowa, on May 12, supporters of the company...