Barry Freundel, the senior rabbi at Kesher Israel, a Washington, D.C., modern Orthodox synagogue, was fired by his congregation last week, almost two months after his arrest on charges of voyeurism.
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December 11, 2014
After Voyeurism Scandal, Questions About Orthodox Rabbis' Control of Female Conversions -- David Gottlieb
December 8, 2014
We have just remembered Pearl Harbor, pondered protest-worthy crises of the moment and, with an eye to international affairs, expressed reason to fear for the future.
December 4, 2014
In his December 1 Sightings article, Martin Marty noted the “signals of civic breakdown and racial conflict at Ferguson” and the “exceptional religious communities who are addressing issues of inequality and in
December 1, 2014
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, some Americans remembered the religious and not-wholly-commercial base of this national holiday.
November 27, 2014
Americans have forgotten Fast Day, although it once was as important a holiday as Thanksgiving. In fact, it was paired with Thanksgiving and considered its necessary complement.
November 24, 2014
No, Sightings will not turn provincial and even local on its readers, but this week it is hard to resist comment on news of the nearby.
November 20, 2014
The only remaining, major, organized institutions in the US with enough scope and moral authority to launch efforts to reverse this country’s growing income and wealth inequality are the religions.
November 17, 2014
Sightings has sighted and commented on trends and travails among standard-brand faith communities this fall: Jews, Protestants, “The Mainline,” “Evangelicals,” “Southern Baptists” and more.
November 13, 2014
I think we must believe it is possible... - James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
November 10, 2014
Unaffiliated, unreachable, unmoved, unfazeable younger Americans, aged 18-23 in some cases, or “millennials” in others, have been in our sights this season as we observe religious trends.
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