David Hopen’s ‘The Orchard,’ an audacious combination of ancient Jewish sources and Donna Tartt, points a way forward for Jewish American fiction
Modern Orthodox communities geared toward unmarried adults present new challenges, but also offer lessons for the larger Orthodox world
Is this the end of American Jewry’s golden age?
Four scholars ask: Are the high birth rates and high tuitions sustainable?
A new, lay organization called PORAT invites individuals to focus on building community by engaging in civil discourse rather than ostracizing
Oh, to be young and single and Jewish in New York City
The 100-year-old titan of American letters recalls his very happy publishing career, in the new ‘Sailor and Fiddler’
Michael Freund is on a mission to lead millions of self-declared Jews home to Israel. What happens if he succeeds?
Or how a Jewish American country music genius wound up farming chickens in France
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
How observant Jewish funnymen (and -women) navigate the line between irreverence and devotion
‘I reach more Jews every day than the prime minister of Israel,’ says the popular radio host
SAR High School allowing students to wrap tefillin during all-girls meetings
Synagogues are full and kosher restaurants abound as liberal immigrants, Orthodox singles, and secular Jews come together
Orthodox Jewish women of all stripes flock to an annual holiday sample sale
The first graduating class at Yeshivat Maharat may not have the title, but they do have jobs at Orthodox synagogues
For Sharon Kleinbaum—friend of Christine Quinn, partner to Randi Weingarten—the personal is political
Asher Lopatin succeeds Avi Weiss at an influential seminary, offering a pluralistic version of Orthodoxy