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
Pledges of Allegiance, by David Ellenson and Daniel Gordis
‘On the Relationship of Mitzvot Between Man and His Neighbor and Man and His Maker,’ by Daniel Sperber
‘Subversive Sequels in the Bible,’ by Judy Klitsner
‘Sa’adyah Gaon,’ by Robert Brody
‘Collected Essays, Volume 1,’ by Haym Soloveitchik
‘The Mixed Multitude’ by Pawel Maciejko
Jeffrey Rubenstein translates ‘The Formation of the Babylonian Talmud’
‘How Jewish is Jewish History?’ by Moshe Rosman
‘The Lost Worlds of Jewish Spa Culture,’ by Mirjam Zadoff
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
The role of Jewish bootleggers and the struggle for cultural acceptance
Introducing Rabbi David Wolpe’s new series on Jewish scholarship
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