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
The Torah is full of stories of sibling rivalry, from Cain and Abel to Joseph and his brothers. But is the Bible an accurate representation of reality, or overstating the case?
The fashion world claims to be shocked over John Galliano’s anti-Semitic outbursts. But it’s an industry based on exclusion, and plenty of iconic European fashion figures don’t hold up to scrutiny.
In this week’s parasha, Moses stands out as the epitome of accountability. But as teachers all over the country can attest, sometimes what we need is exactly the opposite.
As Egyptians rejoice in toppling the Mubarak regime and rebel forces in Libya threaten Qaddafi’s hold on power, a writer wonders: What will the next revolutions be?
Natalie Portman, Oscar winner and face of Dior Cherie perfume, condemned Dior designer John Galliano’s anti-Semitic outburst. In 2005, she spoke about her deep Jewishness for the book Stars of David.
Boy met girl. Boy married girl. But girl is Jewish, and boy is not. Now I’m a goy, part of a growing community of non-Jews with Jewish spouses, Jewish children, and a special connection to Judaism
On the second annual World Read Aloud Day, consider the great educational, religious, and familial benefits to be gained from sharing stories with our children
Gutzon Borglum, the monomaniacal sculptor of Mount Rushmore, was an anti-Semite, but also the kind of wise-hearted artist praised in this week’s parasha
From Northern California to the Lower East Side and back again: An illustrator goes on a circuitous, emotional, and ultimately satisfying search for a well-fitting bra
Searching for ways to attract young Jews, a Boston group asked some chefs to reinvent traditional Jewish dishes. Never underestimate the ability of good food to attract a crowd.
Growing up in a community of Jewish astronomers and scientists in Pasadena, Calif., meant searching for God while exploring the heavens
In 2004, Natalie Portman—likely to win a Best Actress Oscar for Black Swan this weekend—spent a year at Hebrew University. So did I, and it’s her fault I started smoking.
As Walmart launches a line of cosmetics for pre-teen girls, parents ponder whether their 6-year-old daughters should be wearing makeup—even if Queen Esther did
Israelis like to call their army the most moral in the world. But as the case of the recently disgraced Gen. Yoav Galant shows, prevarications are the rule, not the exception.
Like Moses, who staked his place in history to defend his people after the Golden Calf debacle, Madoff, too, realized that the true value of money isn’t always what it seems
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