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
How Dan Senor became the GOP candidate’s key emissary to Israel’s intelligentsia and the Washington policy scene
Dani Dayan makes noise we’ll be hearing about all day
Also Israelis scramble for gas masks as Syria destabilizes
On my list of worries this Tisha B’Av: Iran, Egypt—and the ugly ways we Jews talk to one another
Report claims Palestinian economy incapable of supporting a state
Shocking news of Sheldon Adelson’s support for Republicans
Plus Sacha Baron Cohen flip flops on Shimon Peres
The fall of Assad’s pro-Iranian regime is a net gain for the U.S., even if what replaces it isn’t a reliable ally
Plus Mindy Meyer scores a major endorsement
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Israel and Iran to be housed at opposite ends of the Olympic Village
Plus Romney joins call for moment of silence at the Olympics
Plus one of the best Times wedding vows article yet
A solution for the oft-bombed gas pipeline between Israel and Egypt
The former Smiths star wraps himself in the degel in Tel Aviv
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