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Past articles by Hannah:

Eulogized for championing women, Reform leader now accused of abusing them

Alfred Gottschalk ordained some of the first female rabbis, but an investigation accuses him of harassing and assaulting women. → Read More

Senators Demand Feds Probe Liberty University Over Sexual Assaults

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica Citing possible violations of federal law, three U.S. senators, including the two from Virginia, are pressing the Department of Education to investigate Liberty University's handling of sexual assault claims. Liberty's board also voted Friday to open an "independent and comprehensive review" of the school office tasked with handling discrimination and… → Read More

Senators Call for Federal Investigation Into Liberty University’s Handling of Sexual Assaults. School Promises Independent Probe.

Following a ProPublica report that detailed how the evangelical college discouraged and threatened to punish students who report being raped, Sen. Tim Kaine says his office is “urging the Department of Education to investigate.” → Read More

“The Liberty Way”: How Liberty University Discourages and Dismisses Students’ Reports of Sexual Assaults

The school founded by evangelist Jerry Falwell ignored reports of rape and threatened to punish accusers for breaking its moral code, say former students. An official who says he was fired for raising concerns calls it a “conspiracy of silence.” → Read More

For the Conservative movement, an audit of ethics policies might be overdue

People who have complained about bad behavior by Conservative rabbis wonder whether the Rabbinical Assembly can change its ways. → Read More

Reform rabbinic giant disciplined for inappropriate relationships now accused of ‘sexually predatory behavior’

‘This was a gross manipulation of his spiritual authority,’ said Rabbi Angela Buchdahl of Manhattan’s Central Synagogue. → Read More

NYC mayoral hopeful Yang backs hands-off approach to Orthodox yeshiva education

Groups that oppose government scrutiny of secular education at Jewish private schools quick to praise candidate, but nonprofit that advocates for reform at yeshivas unhappy → Read More

US rabbis guessing if they’re eligible for vaccine in midst of chaotic rollout

With complex guidelines differing by jurisdiction, clergy may or may not be considered frontline workers -- a challenge as they strive to set an example for constituents → Read More

Yeshiva University Students Hold Panel on LGBTQ Issues — with Trepidation

Alumni of the Modern Orthodox flagship seek "a wave of kindness and compassion." → Read More

Yeshiva University students face uphill battle on campus in planned LGBTQ event

Organizers say upcoming panel has received positive reactions from students but a muted and even negative reaction by faculty, with a volunteer reporting rabbis ripped down flyers → Read More

Orthodox Jewish Health Care Workers on Giving COVID-19 Advice Their Community Doesn’t Want to Hear

Protesters gather in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Borough Park to denounce lockdowns of their neighborhood due to a spike in COVID-19 cases on Oct. 7. Spencer Platt/Getty Images In October, Blima Marcus, a nurse practitioner and ultra-Orthodox resident of Borough Park, Brooklyn, received a call from a close friend. The woman’s teenage son was showing COVID-19 symptoms—a headache, fever, and… → Read More

Pioneering feminist Letty Cottin Pogrebin is bracing for womankind’s next battle

With the Supreme Court tilted sharply to the right, the veteran activist says 'change will come through legislation' → Read More

Biden’s Jewish Supporters Breathe a Loud Sigh of Relief

Celebrations cap four days of waiting -- and four years of unprecedented political polarization. → Read More

‘Closeted’ liberal Jews plan to vote for Trump, but fear alienation from peers

Quiet supporters of the divisive president say they still lean leftward on social issues, but agree with his handling of Israel, Iran, and anti-Semitism from the new left → Read More

New York Orthodox rabbi bucks community to urge for Biden vote

Turned off by nationalist fanaticism of Trump's inner circle, Rabbi Barry Kornblau speaks out against president's anti-immigrant rhetoric and nod given to white supremacists → Read More

Columbia students pass university’s first-ever Israel boycott referendum

Vote follows a federal complaint filed in December 2019 accusing the school of anti-Semitic discrimination → Read More

If You Need a Chicken for Kapparot, They’ll Swing By

A controversial Yom Kippur ritual gets a coronavirus twist. → Read More

Health Dept. Forces Yeshivas in Queens, Brooklyn to Close Due to Covid-19

Magen David Yeshivah and Torah Academy for Girls notified parents in emails this week. → Read More

‘Temporary’ homeless shelters are dividing Jews on NY’s Upper West Side

Local Jewish community splits into two camps advocating safety, or compassion, as FEMA introduces 700 people, including sex offenders, into hotels standing empty due to pandemic → Read More

Despite Heavy Toll, Some Orthodox Flout Distancing Rules

Worshippers seen defying their leaders’ warnings about the coronavirus. → Read More