Don’t Know Much ’bout Orthodoxy

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

Haredi Women’s Lit Explodes

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

A One-Man Supreme Court

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

These Walls Talk, in Hebrew

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

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

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.

Hasidic Writers, Plugged In

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

Daybreak: Hasidim Condemn Abuse Snitching

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

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

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

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.

Daybreak: Iran Blusters, Cowers

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

Settling Down

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

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

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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