Batya Ungar-Sargon

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

Two Years After Gilad Shalit’s Release, His Negotiator Looks Back—and Ahead

In his new book, ‘The Negotiator,’ Long Island-born Gershon Baskin says the prisoner swap that saved the soldier was worth it

Another Year, Another Man

The prize should have gone to Atwood or Lahiri—or, better yet, Munro

Rabbis Charged With Kidnapping Husbands Who Refused Divorces

Are they heroes to the wives, or religious vigilantes?

Something Really Bad Is Always Happening to Former Literary ‘It Girl’ Tama Janowitz

The author of ‘Slaves of New York’ dishes on male reviewers, passing fame, and the satire of bad luck

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

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