In New Knesset, a True Maverick

Why Ruth Calderon, a Talmud scholar and rookie politician, has a shot at breaking the Orthodox monopoly on Judaism

Leaving Orthodoxy for the IDF

As the Knesset debates conscription for Haredim, some teens are already leaving their community to serve

Israeli Election Update: Coalition Scenarios

Looking at which parties may run the next government and its ruling coalition

On the ‘Bieberman’ Super Party

What it means for Israeli politics

Daybreak: Clinton Takes Blame for Libya Attack

Plus Knesset dissolves (itself)

An Israeli Coalition Against Fur

A Knesset bill that underscores the best of Israel

How to Handle Unsolicited Mail

Porn and bibles: A lesson for MK Michael Ben Ari

Seventy-Two Hours in Jerusalem

Shabbat in the shadow of the Knesset prompts political reflection

Choosing

When an 81-year-old novelist sued to become the first Jew in Israel officially labeled “without religion,” he didn’t realize he would start a movement

Raw Deal

To understand widespread Israeli alienation from the beauty of Jewish tradition, look to Ben-Gurion’s political bargain with the Orthodox

In the Middle

In the recent tent-city protests, middle-class Israelis took to the streets to protest a political system that ignores them. Without a clear message, will these demonstrations have any effect?

Left For Dead

The Israeli left has collapsed in the last decade. But the right, despite its successes, is dying, too, brought down by Russian-imported maximalism and American-imported political consultants.

Reconceived

In Israel, where abortion hasn’t been the wedge issue it has in the United States, tensions are building between secular traditions and religious groups, which want to increase the Jewish birthrate

Unruly

The anti-boycott bill that passed the Knesset yesterday—which makes it illegal to call for severed economic ties with Israel or its West Bank settlements—is a reprehensible criminalization of dissent

Unwelcome

The 500 infant children of migrant workers currently facing deportation expose the unsettled nature of Israel’s immigration policy for foreign caregivers

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