A Lawyer Who Won’t Back Down

Jay Lefkowitz is the Orthodox Jewish advocate in the real-life drama behind Maggie Gyllenhaal’s new film

Don’t Fight Circumcision Law

A lawsuit against New York’s ‘oral suction’ law is misguided—and would backfire against the ultra-Orthodox

How Orientalism Shaped Obama

The White House’s response to the anti-Islam video is proof of the enduring influence of Edward Said’s ideas

New York’s Pro-Slavery Rabbi

Congregants gathering at the famously liberal B’nai Jeshurun may not know about a dark chapter in its past

Hitler on the Campaign Trail

Republican and Democratic politicians are reviving a favorite Nazi debating point this election season

Not Another ‘Rabbi for Obama’

David Wolpe insists that delivering a benediction at the Democratic Convention is not a political endorsement

Gay CEO on a Christian Loveseat

Furniture mogul Mitchell Gold eschews glitzy Democratic confabs for coffee talk with evangelicals

Republican Jews Speak Out

For some Jewish conservatives, the RNC is a chance to be vocal about politics they usually keep quiet

Talking to W’s Chief of Staff

At the GOP convention, Josh Bolten reminisces about introducing President Bush to shmurah matzo

The Tea Party’s Enemy No. 1

Benjamin Ginsberg, Bush’s lawyer in the 2000 recount, has orchestrated a major power grab for Romney

GOP Convention’s Rabbi-in-Chief

Meir Soloveichik, scion of a famous Orthodox dynasty, will give the Republicans’ invocation

Fighting for Jewish Funerals

A Pennsylvania rabbi, backed by a local imam, engages in a battle for full control over religious burials

Why Romney Won’t Strike Iran

The three factors that explain why a Republican president is no more likely to stage a pre-emptive attack

Don’t Know Much ’bout Orthodoxy

Reports about a religious woman running for office reveal a media blind spot: Orthodox women

No Jewish People Without Israel

Why the future of American Judaism as we know it depends on the survival of the Jewish state

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