Ruth Blau’s shocking, true-life journey from Catholicism to the top of the ultra-Orthodox Neturei Karta—and from the French Resistance to facing off against the Mossad
Boro Park, Brooklyn, late 1970s, at the nexus of a cultish hippiedom and ultra-Orthodoxy
Four scholars ask: Are the high birth rates and high tuitions sustainable?
Boro Park Hasidim chronicle their past, present, and future in luxuriously printed volumes part yearbook, part history, part social pages, part prayer book
In Israel, a bevy of new programs are helping at-risk youth who’ve long been overlooked
An Orthodox woman’s ill-fated engagement sends Haredi rom-com down the path of blissed-out breakthroughs
A lawsuit argues that men and women who left the ultra-Orthodox world without basic math, history, and language knowledge to live secular lives were neglected by the state. The state counters that it’s the parents’ fault.
Smurfette has been removed from Smurfs: The Lost Village movie posters in Israel’s Bnei Brak neighborhood
A new law passed Tuesday exempts some Haredi elementary schools from teaching math, science, and English while remaining eligible for government funding
How a gang of ultra-Orthodox fanatics led by a female ex-Catholic French resistance fighter kidnapped a boy and evaded the Mossad. And then it gets crazier.
In rabbinic Judaism, learning replaces noble birth as a source of power and status—including the power to avoid state responsibility
From the confines of Skverer Hasidism to Columbia University and fashion eyewear shops, the singer and Internet sensation isn’t slowing down soon
‘I thought I was going to pass out on stage. I was crying.’
In conversation with Shulem Deen’s new ‘All Who Go Do Not Return,’ a book that doesn’t give readers everything they want
The influential rabbi takes a walk in 1923
Ultra-Orthodox Jews across Israel attend the funeral of Zidan Sayif
New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.
How ultra-Orthodox Jews and the secular left are forging an unlikely peace coalition in Israel