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
Americans Elect favors some interesting candidates
… but Yiddish is still Yiddish, Rep. Pelosi!
Plus Ed Koch now in bridge form, and more
Plus the freeze in writing, and more
The things he said today
Rally host doesn’t regret inclusion of fatwa-supporter
Jon Stewart’s ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’ was a wasted opportunity for liberals
Plus a contemporary cause on ancient walls, and more in the news
Viva Shelley Berkley, and more
While Colbert and Stewart face off in D.C., parents, too, hover between sanity and fear
Plus Dems defend J Street, and more
CNN host is Elders’ latest victim
Plus nuclear reactors for all, and more
Plus mass nudity at the Dead Sea, and more
Plus mathematician rejects prize money, and more
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