Jake Laznik, an American Jew from Florida, fulfilled his dream of joining the elite Golani Brigade and proudly donning his IDF uniform for the first time on November 22.
The meteoric rise and devastating fall of Knesset member Yinon Magal cast a glaring spotlight on a major problem in modern Israeli politics – and Israeli society in general.
To meet April Baskin is to see the change in American Jewry personified. A tall, confident, 32-year-old with an impressive mane of curly hair and a wide smile, the self-described “multiracial Jewish woman of color” is the newest executive in the Reform Jewry movement.
Orthodox Jewish life coach in Dayton, Ohio is latest reluctant celebrity targeted by campaign against husbands who refuse to grant their wives a get.
“Look Mom, I’m still alive!” my 11-year-old sixth-grader announced at the end of the school day - both because she was genuinely relieved to be home safely and as a commentary on the obsessive worrying of her teachers and parents throughout the day.
Sukkot and Simchat Torah have slowly but surely evolved into a time of year when the envelope is pushed when it comes to women’s participation, even in Orthodox communities.
Barry Freundel’s long overdue “I’m sorry” was too little, too late, and too conveniently timed for the women whose trust he violated.
The images of despair transmitted from the train stations of central Europe resonate with Jews. Allison Kaplan Sommer writes that Israelis remember when their grandparents were turned away as the Holocaust loomed.
Faigy Mayer is not the only ex-Hasidic person to struggle with personal demons. Allison Kaplan Sommer asks if its fair to blame her family or the ultra-Orthodox community for her suicide.
The Rachel Dolezal story has touched a historic nerve for Jews, Allison Kaplan Sommer writes. We’ve sometimes passed as black — and there have been fake ‘wannabe Jews,’ too.