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
Declaring Zionism to be racism and other exciting exploits over the years
Plus Russia resists harsh Syria resolution (again), and more
Civil war is next as regional actors jockey for position
Plus the U.S. reacts strongly to Iran nuclear report, and more
Peace process breakdown weakens the U.S.
Plus, Syrian ships shell Syrian city, and more in the news
Palestinians, seemingly turned off by U.N. vote, tentatively agree to peace talks
Plus, Winehouse’s life imitates her art, and more
In other news, someone should be fired for diplomatic malpractice
Plus remembering Fischer and Uncle Leo, and more
But its bluff is called; vote on harsher resolution could come Friday
Plus Natalie Portman probably says ‘Kennahurra,’ and more
Will anti-settlement sentiment prove a tipping point?
Plus nukes in Prague, sex in the West Bank, and more in the news
Violence in Gaza and Berlin, and more in the news
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