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 the ADL still likes Hank, and more in the news
What happens after the step backward from direct peace talks
The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim
Plus START supporters hone in on AIPAC, and more
Plus why Obama will continue his peace drive, and more in the news
The Palestinian ambassador to Washington sees a role for the American Jewish community in creating a Palestinian state
J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment
Long live the peace talks?
Plus Hamas may have anti-aircraft missiles, and more in the news
Israel’s controversial new oath of allegiance reflects the reality of sectarian politics in the Middle East
Plus meet Congressman Grayson, and more in the news
With freeze over and talks alive, PM gets the win
Plus the worst-named limousine service ever, and more
But who is a Jew? A morning with Danny Ayalon
Plus a murky West Bank killing, and more in the news
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