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  • Orthodox rabbi seeks Israeli religious revolution

    02/13/2013 6:44:43 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/13/2013 | DANIEL ESTRIN
    When Rabbi David Stav launched his official campaign last month to wrest control of Israel's top religious institution from its longtime hardline leadership, it was a long shot. >>SNIP<< Stav, a 53-year-old father of nine, heads a private network of modern Orthodox rabbis that is virtually an alternative organization to Israel's state-sanctioned rabbinical bureaucracy. It seeks to put a friendly face on Jewish traditions for secular Israeli Jews alienated by the ultra-Orthodox functionaries that regulate religious services. The organization, called Tzohar, has gained popularity among secular Israelis with its program that sends rabbis free of charge to officiate at weddings....
  • Trust and Exploitation in a Close-Knit World (Madoff)

    12/27/2008 3:34:55 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 15 replies · 1,045+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 27, 2008 | SAMUEL G. FREEDMAN
    ....Now the damage is certain to be intense among the Modern Orthodox. While a variety of Jewish charities and foundations suffered large losses with Mr. Madoff, and while the ripple effect of that vanished wealth will be felt throughout American Jewry, the conspicuous fact remains that no institutions explicitly, or even implicitly, affiliated with Reform, Conservative or Reconstructionist Judaism had investments with Mr. Madoff.....