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
Plus which side will fold first, and more in the news
Plus big win for Turkey’s Erdogan
Why Iran fears the peace process
Plus Israel and Russia ink historic deal, and more in the news
Plus anti-anti-Semitism at Yale, and more
Hope springs eternal, but could it be for real this time?
Plus: Abbas’ reluctance, Palestinian dissent, and more in the news
Valley on Valley, Hitch on faith, and more
Plus Israel’s Gorbachev, and more
Plus the U.S. advertises in Israel, and more
Even as Hamas tries to sabotage talks
Plus ambition we can maybe believe in, and more in the news
Plus Rosenfels can’t catch a break, and more
Where the problematic ‘Fayyad Plan’ fits
Plus a new West Bank? and more in the news
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