Rabbi Alex Chapper highlights website enterprises that allow Torah to bloom through the internet including www.childrensrabbi.com, gTorah.com, http://thinkingdafyomi.com/.
Two article about Orthodox Jews caught my eye this evening.
An incendiary row involving the UK's largest community of ultra-orthodox Jews has been sparked by a government drive to devolve planning laws. Haredi Jews are facing off against other residents of Stamford Hill in London in a battle for control of planning rights that has boiled over into accusations of antisemitism and "social cleansing".
Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/mar/08/hackney-planning-row-orthdox-jewish
Nationwide, only 21 percent of non-Orthodox Jews between the ages of 18 and 29 are married. But an astounding 71 percent of Orthodox Jews are married at that age.
...For the people who shop at Pomegranate, the collective covenant with God is the primary reality and obedience to the laws is the primary obligation. They go shopping like the rest of us, but their shopping is minutely governed by an external moral order.
...The modern Orthodox are rooted in that deeper sense of collective purpose. They are like the grocery store Pomegranate, superficially a comfortable part of mainstream American culture, but built upon a moral code that is deeply countercultural.
H/T Yeranen Yaakov