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Shira Marili Mirvis, the first-ever Israeli woman appointed to be sole rabbinic leader of an Orthodox synagogue. Source: Screenshot.

Interview with an Orthodox trailblazer: Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis

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Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis made history last month as the first-ever Israeli woman appointed to be the sole rabbinic leader of an Orthodox synagogue, the Shirat Hatamar congregation in Efrat. I talked to Shira...
Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis. Credit: Courtesy.

Orthodox synagogue appoints Israel’s first sole female spiritual leader

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Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis made history this week by becoming the first woman in Israel to serve as an Orthodox synagogue’s sole spiritual leader. The Shirat Tamar Synagogue in Efrat has appointed Mirvis as its...
A view of a municipal office Jackson, N.J. Source: Google Maps screenshot.

New Jersey town being sued over alleged discrimination against Orthodox Jews

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New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed a lawsuit on Tuesday on behalf of the state against the Township of Jackson claiming that its zoning laws are discriminatory and have prevented Orthodox Jews from...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressing the opening of the country's parliament on Oct. 1, 2020. Source: Erdoğan via Twitter.

Erdoğan confidant proposes Israel-Turkey maritime deal that cuts out Cyprus

Following years of diplomatic strife, Turkey over the weekend signaled to Israel yet again its desire for rapprochement. On Monday, former admiral Cihat Yayci, a close confidant of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is...
A gazebo in the Village of Airmont in Rockland County, N.Y. Photo by Faygie Holt.

Orthodox Jewish groups laud federal discrimination suit against New York village

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Orthodox Jewish groups are praising the U.S. Department of Justice after it filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the Village of Airmont in Rockland County, N.Y., claiming that its zoning laws are “discriminatory” and...
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams attends a roundtable on donating plasma Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the American Red Cross-National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Credit: Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour.

US Surgeon General briefs Jewish leaders on best practices for High Holiday gatherings

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The Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Jerome Adams, briefed Orthodox Jewish leaders on COVID-19 and best practices for High Holiday services during a virtual talk and Q&A session sponsored by the Orthodox...
A gazebo in the Village of Airmont in Rockland County, N.Y. Photo by Faygie Holt.

US Department of Justice takes action against New York village targeting Orthodox Jews

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York sent a letter Monday notifying the Village of Airmont in Rockland County, N.Y., that they plan to file suit against the village on...
U.S. Department of Justice headquarters. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Justice Department files suit against New Jersey township for ‘religious discrimination’ towards Orthodox Jews

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The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that it has filed a lawsuit against Jackson Township in Ocean County, N.J., accusing its planning board with “religious discrimination” and “antisemitic conduct” towards Orthodox Jewish...
U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Markets Mitchell Silk. Source: Screenshot.

Senate confirms Chassidic Jew for first-ever senior position in US administration

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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed by voice vote the first Chassidic Jew for a senior position in a U.S. administration. The upper congressional chamber confirmed Mitchell Silk as assistant secretary of the Treasury for...
The mouth of the Miami River at Brickell, a neighborhood in the city's financial district. Credit: Marc Averette via Wikimedia Commons.

Orthodox Jewish leaders in Florida dissuade Passover visitors due to coronavirus

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Ahead of Passover and deep into the coronavirus pandemic, Orthodox Jewish leaders and medical professionals in Florida have warned against an exodus of visitors from their homes to the Sunshine State to celebrate the...