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, Turkey means never having to say you’re sorry, and more
Hamas puts down protest following Syrian displacement of 10,000
Plus AJC controversy, movement (maybe) on Shalit, and more in the news
Yet Turkey, the U.S., and others still seem to hope Assad will come around
Plus, Kristen Stewart’s dreidl, the Madoff divorce, and more
Plus, Syrian ships shell Syrian city, and more in the news
In face of horrors and condemnations, engagement still continues
The recent massacres in Oslo, Norway, and Hama, Syria, were both carried out by heartless sociopaths. Why does one of them—Syria’s Bashar al-Assad—continue to enjoy diplomatic relations with Washington?
What it could mean for Israel
Obama condemns assault on civilians, again stops short of demanding ouster
Plus, the Jew who made anti-sharia big, and more in the news
Plus, Kabbalah guru killed, circumcision ban rolled back, and more in the news
Plus, circumcision initiative may be removed from S.F. ballot, and more in the news
Plus, Levi Aron indicted, schmucks, and more in the news
But the Syrian regime and its domestic opponents share a view of Israel
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