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Ben Harris, JTA

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...

Controversy highlights challenges for liberal Orthodox yeshiva in Riverdale, NY

NEW YORK — A liberal Orthodox rabbinical school’s response to the controversial action of one of its graduates highlights the challenge facing progressives in the...

Postville Jewish community struggles

POSTVILLE, Iowa — After former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin was arrested earlier this month, Rashi Raices joined several dozen members of this town’s...

Major disruption in kosher meat: Agricollapse

NEW YORK — With the kosher meat producer Agriprocessors facing mounting financial problems, and a fire-related shutdown at another major kosher producer, industry...