Michael Orbach is a writer living in New York.
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The novelist sees troubling links between the church and the military
A new art form has a religious following
A partridge native to Yemen might go extinct. A rabbi is trying to save it, because he thinks it’s kosher.
When a drought left Omaha’s ritual bath empty, refilling it required some imagination—and a ton of ice
The D-student translator behind the Chinese winner of the Nobel Prize in literature
As Orthodox Jews join the battle against eating disorders, one young woman shares her harrowing story
An accused pedophile from ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn has never faced trial, thanks in part to a D.A. who had political reasons not to pursue the case