Bibi Meets Pope, Joining Without Converting, ‘Chained’ Wives Solution?

Bibi Meets Pope, Joining Without Converting, ‘Chained’ Wives Solution?

The halachic prenuptial agreement has been touted as the solution to Orthodoxy’s problem of „chained wives,” but the practice faces resistance and challenges.
For the first time, the Reform movement’s conference — which will be held next week in San Diego — will be open to participants who are not members of Reform congregations.

Steven M. Cohen and Rabbi Kerry Olitzky outline their vision for a cultural pathway to join the Jewish people that does not require religious commitments.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave the pope his father’s book on the Spanish Inquisition.
You don’t have to visit Alaska on Hanukkah to see an ice menorah.

After being acquitted in a corruption case, Israel’s foreign minister works to improve his image.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s strong pro-Israel stance has brought about a political shift among his country’s Jews.
The Obama administration should collaborate more with Congress on Iran negotiations, writes Ray Takeyh.
Volunteers survey the island nation’s Jewish burial grounds.
Descendants of the founders of Boston’s historic Vilna Shul gather for a reunion.
Got Thanksgiving leftovers? This perfect puff-pastry knish recipe is the easiest, most delicious solution you could hope for.