Akiva Roth made headlines as recent hire at Yeshiva University
600,000 people attended his funeral in Jerusalem yesterday. Here’s why.
The influential and divisive spiritual leader of Israel’s Sephardim leaves contradictory legacy
You don’t have to agree with the store’s selection to agree they’re not bigots
Are all options really on the table? Because we have ideas.
Declaring Zionism to be racism and other exciting exploits over the years
As the annual General Assembly opens this week, Ron Prosor deploys wit as a stealth diplomatic weapon
Who wrote the Torah? An unlikely group of Orthodox scholars has launched a website that gets to the heart of Jewish tenets.
A work of genius by one who was passed over
Because even prime ministers are addicted to Candy Crush
A rejoinder to Peter Beinart
Controversial academic forgets his history—and the Nazi genocide—on PBS
With chemical weapons used in Syria, Israelis fear an attack at home
Watch Jamie Kirchick take on anti-gay bigotry on Russia’s own network
Video evidence that Newark’s mayor knows more Torah than you
William Rapfogel let go as CEO of Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
How the Newark mayor’s adopted Jewish identity—shaped by his Orthodox mentors—reflects his unique brand of politics
A historian argues David Lau’s sin may be ignorance rather than prejudice
The Israeli Prime Minister delivers a rare smackdown in the Knesset
Benjamin Netanyahu is under fire for eating trayf. So did Yitzhak Rabin.
Rabbi David Lau and Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef chosen for ten-year terms
To protest ultra-Orthodox draft law, Meir Porush chains himself to the stand
Arnold Schwarzenegger reportedly lobbied Austria to blacklist Hezbollah
To defend John Scopes for teaching evolution, he called JTS’s Louis Ginzberg
Much of what you’ve read about this is wrong. Here’s why.
How so many political commentators miss the point of Tisha B’Av
Netanyahu’s hard-hitting American-born adviser gets the nod
What will he do next?
Watch Tony Blair, David Cameron & Gordon Brown toast Jonathan Sacks
Rabbinical Council of America supports reformer of Israeli Chief Rabbinate