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
Hamas, Fatah Are Far Apart, but Hope—and Reason to Hope—Remains
Hamas finally comes out against the Assad regime, its longtime patron, striking a major blow against Iran’s bid for Shia regional dominance
Democracy best promoted through staff on the ground, not Congress
Plus Iran not giving up program, and more in the news
Plus tragic accident in West Bank kills 10 Palestinians, and more in the news
The Egyptian government is preparing a show trial for 19 American pro-democracy organizers. Is this what life after Hosni Mubarak looks like?
Plus more settlements prompt more U.S. words, and more
Hamas leader has broader ambitions
Popular group must guard right flank but also stand up to military
Plus Arab League proposes Syrian regime change, and more in the news
Plus Jews slowly heading for the GOP? and more
Plus more Israeli-Palestinian talks, and more in the news
Liberal Gamal Banna, 91, is brother of Brotherhood founder
Plus the Muslim Brotherhood plays ball, and more in the news
Or: tomorrow’s Republican talking point, today
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