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Now Trending: Israeli Men in High Heels

An ultra-Orthodox newspaper serves up a Photoshop fail

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Religious Labor

Israeli society debates the value of Haredi jobs, but Patrick Leigh Fermor saw the ultra-Orthodox hard at work

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Video: Yair Lapid Spars with Ultra-Orthodox

In tense Knesset debate, Yesh Atid head critiques Haredi society and defends using Facebook on Shabbat

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Leaving Orthodoxy for the IDF

As the Knesset debates conscription for Haredim, some teens are already leaving their community to serve

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An Unorthodox Way to Get Subsidies

Looking into the abuse of federal subsidies by Orthodox “libraries”

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Daybreak: Mayor Ed Koch (1924-2013)

Plus a suicide bomber strikes the United States Embassy in Turkey

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Religious Revolution in Israel

Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?

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Hidden Jerusalem: Sex Guide

In the first part of a new series, we meet a sex therapist who helps religious Jews achieve intimacy

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Hasidism, in Living Color

Jerusalem’s Israel museum persuasively shows that Hasidism is not only, or even really, about religion

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Quiet King of Orthodox Music

Yossi Green, the Satmar-raised composer who found inspiration in Roberta Flack, writes Jewish spirituals

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Don’t Fight Circumcision Law

A lawsuit against New York’s ‘oral suction’ law is misguided—and would backfire against the ultra-Orthodox

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Member of the Tribe

Theodore Ross grew up pretending he wasn’t Jewish. His book Am I a Jew? traces his re-engagement with Judaism.

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Don’t Know Much ’bout Orthodoxy

Reports about a religious woman running for office reveal a media blind spot: Orthodox women

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Haredi Women’s Lit Explodes

The writers and editors behind the astonishing rise of Orthodox magazines and fiction

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A One-Man Supreme Court

Why a quarter of a million people turned out to mourn Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv

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These Walls Talk, in Hebrew

In West Jerusalem, neighborhood borders are often marked by the political graffiti sprayed on the streets

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Don’t Draft the Ultra-Orthodox

Israel should abandon its plan to make the ultra-Orthodox join the army and give them all jobs instead

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Israel’s Freedom Riders

On some Israeli buses, only men sit in the front. With the law on their side, some women are fighting back.

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Hasidic Writers, Plugged In

For some ultra-Orthodox writers, the tension between obedience and skepticism in their community fuels a unique art

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Daybreak: Hasidim Condemn Abuse Snitching

Plus photos show Iran covering up nuke evidence, and more in the news

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Herzliya Diary

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

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Poster Child

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

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State of Her Own

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.

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Daybreak: Iran Blusters, Cowers

Plus the Haredim bring up the Holocaust, and more in the news

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Settling Down

In the documentary DevOUT, gay Jews struggle to reconcile their faith with their sexuality while raising families within the Orthodox world

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Family Reunion

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

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Raw Deal

To understand widespread Israeli alienation from the beauty of Jewish tradition, look to Ben-Gurion’s political bargain with the Orthodox

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Divine Right

The Sept. 11 attacks altered many people’s convictions. For ultra-Orthodox Jews, they reinforced a strongly held belief in divine authority.

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Mr. Israel

Rafael Halperin—who died last month—was an ordained rabbi, an ambitious businessman, and a middling politician. He was also a professional wrestler.

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Abuses

Baruch Lebovits was a convicted sex offender until another man was accused of tampering with witnesses against him. To some ultra-Orthodox leaders, this justifies a reluctance to go to authorities with charges of abuse.