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 will the real Flagman please stand up? and more in the news
Daniel Byman discusses the move toward statehood
Plus, the ‘Jewish Indiana Jones,’ Benny Morris on Egypt, and more
Plus, further Gaza warring, bulking Southern defenses, and more in the news
A brouhaha with Egypt, and rockets from Gaza
Plus, to the shores of Tripoli, pressure to escalate in Gaza, and more in the news
Plus, Iranian leaders feud, Drake joins Kravitz, and more
Plus, new Azeri friends, mini-Madoff was big at the U, and more
Was Hamas involved? And what happens to Syria next?
Hamas puts down protest following Syrian displacement of 10,000
Plus, Syrian ships shell Syrian city, and more in the news
U.N. flotilla report delayed again so that negotiations can continue
And why, contra Hamas, it was no ‘war crime’
Palmer Commission finds Gaza blockade legal, does not demand apology
How Israel thwarted the second Gaza flotilla
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