Jew vs. Jew in the Name of Religion

-When a custodial parent and a 13-year have sharply different religious views, whose view should prevail? (Forward)

-The rapidly growing ultraorthodox city of Beitar Illit is split by a bitter election struggle between the current mayor and his deputy. But the contest is part of a broader struggle between the Hassidic and non-Hassidic (“Lithuanian�) factions in the ultra-Orthodox world, as voters tend to cast their ballots as instructed by rabbis who don’t even live in the town. (Haaretz)

-And a Sephardi view on the increasing Ashkenazi-Sephardi tension in the Haredi world. (The Jerusalem Post)

-Sherri Mandell takes umbrage at all the criticism and ridicule being hurled at Orthodox Jews. (The Jewish Week)

Historian Rabbi David Berger, who has been a relentless critic of Chabad, has been appointed head of undergrad Jewish studies at Yeshiva University, and this does not sit well with some. (Forward)

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