Batya Ungar-Sargon

Batya Ungar-Sargon is a freelance writer who lives in New York. Her Twitter feed is @bungarsargon.

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

Fran Lebowitz at the PEN World Voices Festival

“Always right, never fair and relevant as ever”

Jodi Picoult’s Holocaust Vampires

Some historians see the best-selling writer’s new novel The Storyteller as trash. Here’s why they are wrong.

Cracking the Voynich Code

The quixotic quest to read meaning in the patterns of a bizarre manuscript that has bedeviled scholars for years

Hope for Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

An update on Friday’s big story

Rabbi Threatens Landmarked Shul

The leader of a historic Lower East Side synagogue wants to tear it down to build luxury condos

The Mystery Stone

Does a rock in New Mexico show the Ten Commandments in ancient Hebrew? Harvard professor says yes.

Dead Sea Scrolls Go to Court

A brilliant young Harvard Ph.D. faces jail for impersonating a Bible scholar—and rival of his father

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