The racial scapegoating of Asian Americans during a bubonic plague outbreak in 1900 may offer a key legal precedent for defenders of religious and ethnic communities in 2021
Angered by Cuomo and de Blasio, powerful Orthodox and Hasidic communities break ranks with the Democrats and challenge NYC’s political math
Unfair treatment from city and state officials is no excuse for rabbis and activists to spread division and misinformation about a deadly virus
Republican partisanship is becoming expected of the Orthodox—the way it’s expected of evangelical Christians
I grew up Orthodox, looking down on Reform Judaism. Then I came out as queer and changed my opinion.
How religious Judaism helps shield the American president’s disparagement of globalism, cosmopolitanism, and other features of progressive secular Jewry from claims of anti-Semitism
‘Der Yid,’ ‘Der Veker,’ ‘Di Tzeitung,’ ‘Der Blatt,’ ‘Maalos,’ ‘Moment,’ ‘Der Shtern,’ ‘Di Vokh,’ ‘Der Blik,’ and ‘Der Blitz’ all fill niches of Hasidic readership
Four scholars ask: Are the high birth rates and high tuitions sustainable?
A response to Rabbi Avi Shafran’s claims that Jewish law protects Orthodox women from sexual abuse
‘Do we really imagine that true respect for women can survive, let alone thrive, in a world where standard “entertainment” is saturated with their objectification and all too often actual abuse?’
On the road in America with three Jewish sisters who rock
Why are the rabbis who were so vocal about the Iran deal so quiet when Americans are attacked on the streets by Nazis?
How to avoid using power that comes from stations that work on Shabbat? Invent a new kind of strictly kosher grid, some haredi lawmakers say.
After being dumped by her fiancé, Michal searches for a husband
Look to Israel
A memoir of two currents of Modern Orthodox feminism in Blu Greenberg and Tamar Ross, with degrees of activism and tolerance at the heart of the difference
Why Donald Trump—despite his unsettling, nativist rhetoric and policies—is likely to gather a majority of the Orthodox Jewish vote
Veganism in Israel is taking hold among the Orthodox, who use textual sources to argue against all meat consumption
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