Up Against the Wall
Rachel Ginsberg | Tuesday, May 21, 2013
When a court ruled that the women of the wall could pray at theKoselPlazawearing tallis and tefillin and read from a Torah scroll, it was more than just a coup for a group fighting for what they claim is religious freedom.
What’s the real agenda of these ritual petitioners, who have proclaimed they’d like to see the mechitzah at the Kosel removed and the Orthodox rabbinate stripped of authority?
Let’s Make a Deal
Brocha Miller | Tuesday, May 21, 2013
When Daniel Eleff found out how to get free toilet paper for his impoverished yeshivah, he knew he was on a roll. Today he’s become an international save-money guru, and is happy to share his wisdom with anyone organized enough to play with points and credit cards.
Buried in Africa
Photos & text by Ari Z. Zivotofsky and Ari Greenspan | Tuesday, May 21, 2013
We’d been toEthiopianumerous times since the 1980s, and our latest jaunt was actually just a few-day stopover on the way toUganda(that’s for another time). Yet all our previous visits centered around theGondarregion, the area where about 90 percent of Ethiopian Jews originated, and on this trip we decided to go somewhere different — we wanted to see the remnants of the Jews of Tigray.