Batya Ungar-Sargon

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

Israel Has a Marriage Problem. One American-Born Lawyer Is Trying To Solve It.

Susan Weiss started out trying to win divorce cases, but now her mission is pushing Israel’s Orthodox rabbinate to change its ways

Pew Study Sheds Light on Evangelicals and Israel

Twice as many Evangelicals as Jews say God gave Israel to the Jewish people

Cantor Tweets Government Shutdown Picture

House majority leader quickly rebuked by Nancy Pelosi, angry Twitter users

Report: Low Retention Rate For Orthodox Jews

Pew poll also shows one in five U.S. Jews self-identifies as having no religion

Why ‘Daniel Deronda’ is a Radical Failure

Sadly, the great George Eliot’s final novel leaves a lot to be desired

The Passion According to GH, Clarice Lispector (1964)

The greatest book about a cockroach that Kafka did not write

Shulchan Aruch, Yosef Karo (1565)

Laying down the Jewish law

Sipurei Masiyos, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (1816)

Blissed-out cosmic longing to connect with the spiritual universe

Tsene-Rene (1590s)

The Women’s Bible

‘There Are So Many Other Threats to Israel’

Jewish and Arab Israelis shrugging off threat of Syrian war

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

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