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 Fatah and Hamas feud over electricity, and more in the news
Plus China nixes sanctions, Lieberman rattles saber, and more
Plus new U.N. sanctions, R.I.P. Zinn, and more in the news
For a minute, we were worried!
Plus bin Laden cites Israel, Bibi claims ‘eternal’ settlements, and more in the news
What the pending International Court of Justice decision on Kosovo’s independence will mean for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Plus Qaeda in Israel, the tefillin non-bomb, and more in the news
Plus the slain Iranian physicist, Dysentery-a, and more
Plus prime Yiddish Department threatened, and more in the news
U.N. watchdog warns ‘non-Muslim minorities in the Mideast’
Plus, the freeze is temporary, watch the Swiss, and more
Investigator, former Israeli diplomat take on Gaza War report
And Israel claims a moral victory, of sorts
And now the U.N. General Assembly will debate it
Plus fear of loners, and more Goldstone back-and-forth
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