Faustian Bargains

There are two stories of Germany and Jews: the culture of assimilated German Jews and the meeting of German culture with Jewish religion

Should Esther Be On ‘ANTM’?

OU’s Diament says no; I say yes

‘ANTM’ Contestant To Forgo Observance

Tyra Banks show stages Modern Orthodox drama

The ‘Rabba-Rouser’

‘New York’ profiles Avi Weiss

Kagan Had Synagogue’s First Bat Mitzvah

High Court nominee was at modern Orthodox shul

A More Chaste Chandler

‘Srugim’: the Israeli Modern Orthodox soap opera

Character Flaw

Modern Orthodox, Daniel Goldfarb’s new play, dramatizes an implausible episode in the life of a secular New York couple. Ben, a sweet, sensitive financier, buys an engagement ring for Hannah from a prying, self-righteous Orthodox diamond merchant. Ben winds up bullying him into removing his yarmulke before he will buy. For days after the play, I was unsettled. What was wrong with Hannah?

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