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What is Modern Orthodoxy?

Dear JITC- What is Modern Orthodoxy? Thanks, Meredith Dear Meredith, Thanks for your question. In order to explain what Modern Orthodoxy is, I think we first have to explain what Orthodoxy is. It begins with a history lesson. In the year 2448 from the Creation of the world, corresponding to 1312 BCE, the Jews who […]

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Google’s New Initiative Will Bring More Haredi Jews into Hi-Tech

Google is dedicating $25 million in an initiative to get more underrepresented groups involved in hi-tech in Israel. In addition to Haredi Jews, the opportunities will be focused on women, Israeli Arabs and residents of the periphery. A separate initiative for Palestinian hi-tech is expected to be announced as well. The Chief Financial Officer of […]

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Deloitte Shows Value Of Inclusivity With Hire Of 300 Haredi Employees

Deloitte is a worldwide company that specializes in professional services. The company just announced their plan to hire 300 Israelis specifically from the haredi (more Orthodox) sector for a new office in Beit Shemesh. Currently, the company employs more than 1,700 Israelis across the country with offices in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Eilat, Nazareth and Jerusalem.  […]

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Is Secular Education Allowed In Orthodox Jewish Schools?

Dear Jew in the City- Is secular education permitted according to Jewish law? Do parents have any responsibility according to Judaism to give their children the knowledge to be able to make a living and get around in the world? Thank you, Rebecca Dear Rebecca- Thanks for your question. I think that I – and […]

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