Yair Lapid appeals to Israel’s ultra-Orthodox, says he does not seek to destroy their way of life, but rather to include them in the state’s defense.
Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Minister of Religious Affairs, proposes reform to fund community-selected rabbis—including non-Orthodox.
An ultra-Orthodox newspaper serves up a Photoshop fail
Israeli society debates the value of Haredi jobs, but Patrick Leigh Fermor saw the ultra-Orthodox hard at work
In tense Knesset debate, Yesh Atid head critiques Haredi society and defends using Facebook on Shabbat
As the Knesset debates conscription for Haredim, some teens are already leaving their community to serve
Looking into the abuse of federal subsidies by Orthodox “libraries”
Plus a suicide bomber strikes the United States Embassy in Turkey
Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?
In the first part of a new series, we meet a sex therapist who helps religious Jews achieve intimacy
Jerusalem’s Israel museum persuasively shows that Hasidism is not only, or even really, about religion
Yossi Green, the Satmar-raised composer who found inspiration in Roberta Flack, writes Jewish spirituals
A lawsuit against New York’s ‘oral suction’ law is misguided—and would backfire against the ultra-Orthodox
Theodore Ross grew up pretending he wasn’t Jewish. His book Am I a Jew? traces his re-engagement with Judaism.
Reports about a religious woman running for office reveal a media blind spot: Orthodox women
The writers and editors behind the astonishing rise of Orthodox magazines and fiction
Why a quarter of a million people turned out to mourn Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv
In West Jerusalem, neighborhood borders are often marked by the political graffiti sprayed on the streets
Israel should abandon its plan to make the ultra-Orthodox join the army and give them all jobs instead
On some Israeli buses, only men sit in the front. With the law on their side, some women are fighting back.
For some ultra-Orthodox writers, the tension between obedience and skepticism in their community fuels a unique art
Plus photos show Iran covering up nuke evidence, and more in the news
UPDATED: Israel’s central banker delivers a blunt warning to Israeli Arabs and the ultra-Orthodox: Get to work, or the state will be jeopardized
Naama Margolese—an 8-year-old Israeli girl taunted by ultra-Orthodox men who think she is immodest—is the new face of Jewish women’s rights
In March, we’re going to have a daughter in Israel, our chosen home. But recent events have us doubting if this is the best place to raise her.
Plus the Haredim bring up the Holocaust, and more in the news
In the documentary DevOUT, gay Jews struggle to reconcile their faith with their sexuality while raising families within the Orthodox world
A Brooklyn writer, great-great-grandson of a revered Hasidic rebbe, travels to Hungary to see if he feels a connection to his iconic ancestor
To understand widespread Israeli alienation from the beauty of Jewish tradition, look to Ben-Gurion’s political bargain with the Orthodox
The Sept. 11 attacks altered many people’s convictions. For ultra-Orthodox Jews, they reinforced a strongly held belief in divine authority.