Batya Ungar-Sargon

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

In Brooklyn, Robocalls Charge Candidate Was a KGB Spy. But Who Made the Claim?

With a chance to finally elect one of their own to New York’s City Council, Russian politicos let their suspicions run wild

Is Jewish Control Over the Slave Trade a Nation of Islam Lie or Scholarly Truth?

When Louis Farrakhan says, ‘You need to get this book,’ he means an insidious 1991 title whose claims to scholarship echo today

Political Best-Seller Fuels Washington’s Favorite Hobby: Self-Regard

New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich on the surprising reaction to his new book, and why his rabbi told him not to worry

Portrait of an Orthodox Israeli Drag Queen

Daniel Estrin profiles the man behind Rebbetzin Malka Falsche

Deaf Rabbi Prepares To Lead a Hearing Congregation in Massachusetts

‘I may not hear very well, but I really know how to listen,’ says Rabbi Darby Leigh, as deaf Jews make strides in the community

Mayoral Hopefuls Head to Hampton Synagogue

Candidates for New York City mayor head east in final campaigning push

A Philosophically Funny New Pop Musical Asks, What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Rising songwriter Gaby Alter brings ‘Nobody Loves You,’ about love, ontology, and reality TV, to an off-Broadway debut

Hello, Brian Lehrer? This Is All of New York On the Line.

The longtime host of NPR flagship WNYC’s morning call-in show talks about being a radio mensch, Rush Limbaugh, and city politics

Get Detective: Meet the Elusive, Intrepid P.I. Who Frees Chained Jewish Women

He’s the expert who specializes in finding ‘disappeared’ husbands—men who leave their wives without Jewish divorces, or hope

Edward Who? The Real Story Is the Spying

A response to Liel Leibovitz

Can $5 Billion Holocaust Litigation Show the Way to Palestinian Reparations?

With Sec. John Kerry re-engaging in Middle East peace negotiations, the thorny issue of cash for refugees returns to the fore

What The Gene Patent Ruling Means for Jews

Supreme Court decision will make BRCA mutation testing more accessible

The Reality of Jewish Poverty in New York City

What a newly-released UJA study reveals

Orthodox Yeshiva Set To Ordain Three Women. Just Don’t Call Them ‘Rabbi.’

The first graduating class at Yeshivat Maharat may not have the title, but they do have jobs at Orthodox synagogues

On John Maynard Keynes’ 130th Birthday

A look at the economist’s troubling relationship with the Jews

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