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 leave Chomsky alone! and more
U.N. report author sentenced 28 blacks to death
Plus the jokes Jones should have used, and more
Plus a new music school, a ‘Housewives’ spat, and more
Plus kids in government, Nimoy’s exit, and more
Plus words over water, a politicized rite, and more in the news
Pressure from S. African community will keep the judge from joining the hora
Plus have your cake and drink it too
Investigator, former Israeli diplomat take on Gaza War report
And now the U.N. General Assembly will debate it
Conference attendees suspect they’re to the left of the group
An admission they were broken, or needed update for age of terrorism?
Plus voices of reason, a scary costume and more
The end of New York’s Jewish voting bloc, plus Israel on Iran, a Chinese shift on Goldstone, and more in the news
Judge isn’t happy with reaction to his U.N. report
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