Orthodox Jews in the News: Weekly Round Up 2/25

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Kosher Punk: Meet Girls-Only Hasidic Rockers Bulletproof Stockings – Read about the rock band, Bulletproof Stockings, which is made up of 5 Orthodox women – whose audience is made up of only females, in order to follow the laws of kol isha

Terror Victim’s Wife At Funeral: ‘You Didn’t Have A Gun But You Ran Toward The Attackers’ –  Yael Weissman talks about her husband Tuvia Yanai Weissman, 21, who tried to stop Palestinian stabbers in a West Bank terror attack that took place in a supermarket, and lost his life

Orthodox Rabbi Addresses Transgender Issues – “In his discussion of Jewish thought on being transgender, Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, executive vice president, emeritus of the OU, touched on topics ranging from talmudic references to gender, to how Jewish law relates to people who transition sexes, as well as questions of prayer and social interaction inside and outside religious settings when it comes to transgender Jews.”

3 Rabbis and a Judge Savor the Enduring Back-and-Forth of Tennis Octogenarian Orthodox rabbis playing tennis in the New York Times

The Supreme Court’s Jewish Gentile: My Memories Of Justice Scalia – When there was no Jewish justice on the Supreme Court, Antonin Scalia considered himself the “Jewish justice.” After Abe Fortas resigned in May 1969, there would be no Jewish justice on the court for nearly a quarter of a century, until President Bill Clinton named Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the court in 1993.

 

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