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
But urgency on Iran cuts both ways
Plus A’jad praises, meets with Hezbollah, and more in the news
Plus the lampshade made of skin, and more
Shiites applaud, others suspect
Plus the Bibi-Lieberman bickering, and more in the news
Plus Paladino and his rabbi, and more in the news
Plus meet Congressman Grayson, and more in the news
Iran maintains an information-warfare front—it’s called Hezbollah
The Stuxnet attack on Iran is a new development in the evolution of cyberwarfare
Israel may or may not have been behind the Stuxnet ‘worm’ attack on Iran—and it doesn’t matter whether it was
Plus R.I.P. Penn, the Jew of ‘Mad Men,’ and more
Plus Ike Davis’ amazin’ lineage, and more
Plus Obama and A’jad joust
Plus a murky West Bank killing, and more in the news
Plus killing in the name of land, 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