A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.
New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
The country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—died 11 years ago this week
An excerpt from a new analysis of King David, the biblical poet-hero
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
There is no single unifying cuisine, but Jewish food from Central and South America is coming into its own
For the first time, I’m concerned about my kids’ Jewishness as I send them off in the morning
In a new biography, Mark Kurlansky explores the life of baseball great—and Jewish hero—Hank Greenberg
Israel Shamir is a slippery Holocaust-doubter whose anti-Semitic, anti-Israel views are—in the age of WikiLeaks—finding a new audience. Part 1 of 2.
This week in Israel: Shalit’s family stages a different kind of protest, Mossad speculates on war with Iran, and Maccabi fans get stranded at the airport
The recent rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas may be a blessing. It exposes the fatal flaw at the heart of the peace process: the West’s fantasy of Palestinian moderation.
The Arab Spring has cast new light on resistance in the Middle East. A rare 2007 encounter with the leader of Iran’s Jundullah reveals the murky place held by the region’s so-called freedom fighters.
Israel provides Americans making aliyah with financial incentives and logistical support in a bid to make immigration not just an ideological choice but a material one as well
This week in Israel: Bin Laden makes waves, Hamas and Fatah sign a deal, a former president prepares for prison, and El Al’s first female captain takes off
The Arab Spring is liberating a generation from repressive political institutions, but the intellectual legacies of the regimes they are helping topple may be tougher to shake
In a Kosher restaurant in Brooklyn, news of Osama Bin Laden’s death prompted inconclusive but spirited talk of President Obama, Israel, Jews, and terrorism
Israelis are clamoring for the release of Gilad Shalit, the IDF soldier abducted nearly five years ago, but is the prisoner swap demanded by his Hamas captors too high a price to pay?
Buddy Korn, the founder of the group Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin, is an ex-Maoist rabbi’s son looking to mobilize disenchanted coreligionists with Tea Party rhetoric
The death of Osama Bin Laden is a major achievement for the Obama Administration, but it underscores the difficulty of waging a successful cultural war in the Middle East
This week in Israel: Fatah and Hamas come to an agreement, Palestinian police kill an Israeli worshiper in the West Bank, and the royal wedding raises flags in Modi’in
As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has cracked down on his own people, Washington has turned a blind eye for fear of what new regime might emerge. But it’s impossible for a new leader to be worse.
The brainy, numbers-crunching Jewish fans who’ve revolutionized pro sports and realized every geek fan’s dream are celebrated as heroes at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
Israeli band’s new album showcases distinctive mix of rock, klezmer, and funk
Senator’s parallel between region’s imperiled Christians and Jews draws ire
How much more evidence do we really need?
More proof that Israel is not becoming a theocracy
Their resolution itself is just as comically inept
Watchdog group cites more incidents through July 2014 than in all of 2013
Infamous audience member from 1993 show now married to a Jewish woman
To understand what’s happening in Crown Heights today, look at Instagram
You wouldn’t plotz if you lost a bingo game; zaftig is ‘more plump than heavy’
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury