Batya Ungar-Sargon

Batya Ungar-Sargon is a staff writer at Tablet Magazine. Her Twitter feed is @bungarsargon.

American Journalist Held in Ukraine Freed

Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky was taken by pro-Russian forces in Slovyansk

U.S. Journalist Being Held By Pro-Russian Forces in Ukraine

Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky has dual American and Israeli citizenship

Egypt Thwarts Smuggling of Jewish Artifacts

Authorities discovered the trove, headed for Belgium, during a cargo search

Israel’s Shas Party Gets Controversial New Leader

Rabbi Shalom Cohen has likened Modern Orthodox Jews to Amalek

The Real Story Behind Those Fliers in Ukraine

Leaflets telling Jews to register with authorities not actually from ‘authorities’

Sometimes a Misogynist is Just a Misogynist

Don’t excuse Lars von Trier

Russia’s Chief Rabbi Criticizes Ukrainian Jews

Attacks Jewish leadership for condemning Putin’s actions in Crimea

The Man Behind the Music at WQXR

Graham Parker on soulful Jewish music and getting instruments into schools

Tracking the Jewish Charitable World’s Finances

A new investigative report follows the money—all $26 billion of it

Russia’s Chief Rabbi Cheers Crimea Annexation

Berel Lazar, who has close ties with Putin, seen in audience at Kremlin event

Bomb Wounds IDF Soldiers Near Syrian Border

Third incident in north of Israel in past two weeks

Ahead of Referendum, Nothing Is Normal In Crimea

Jewish residents think about fleeing—if they have anywhere to go

Jessie Kahnweiler’s Bold Brand of Comedy

The Jewish comic brings her in-your-face physical comedy to a new web series

Purim Parody Videos Are Missing Something

The problem with leaving the Book of Esther’s namesake out of the revelry

Fleeing Crimea for Crown Heights

Chabad emissary forced to leave her community amidst Russian occupation

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