My father used to bristle at a family legend about putting one’s life in God’s hands. Now he has come around—and so have I.
YIVO director of education says the language is still very much alive
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
Plus 58 cases of measles among Hasidic Jews in 2013, and more in the news
Neighborhood tensions sparked the 24-year-old’s bid for borough councillor
A father reflects on his own efforts to stay close to his children after deciding to live a secular life
Plus another Daft Punk High Holiday parody video, and more in the news
How people treat us in public often depends on what we’re wearing on our heads, whether it’s my wig or his yarmulke
Post about the traditionally Orthodox and women stirs debate
For some ultra-Orthodox writers, the tension between obedience and skepticism in their community fuels a unique art
And why didn’t the NYT cite Jewish reporting in its series?
A visit to a Hasidic family in Brooklyn—where nobody knows who she is—magically transforms Oprah back into the person she once was
Leiby Kletzky prompted Hasidic community’s finest, saddest hours
Plus, that kid Bieber did something, and more
Modesty policy ‘in no way relegates’ women, says one
When bris attendees turn into brawlers
Night of the Living Jews is not just another Hasidic zombie movie
Faith-based acting taken to new heights