Josh Nathan-Kazis


Schustermans' Deep Roots in Oil Make Foundation Divestment Unlikely

By Hody Nemes and Josh Nathan-Kazis

Schustermans' Deep Roots in Oil Make Foundation Divestment Unlikely
The Jewish community’s largest family foundation has deep, ongoing ties to fossil fuel extraction. How will it react to the growing divestment campaign?Read More


Despite Winning 1,000 Pre-K Seats, N.Y. Jewish Advocates Still Frustrated

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Despite Winning 1,000 Pre-K Seats, N.Y. Jewish Advocates Still Frustrated
Bill de Blasio’s new pre-kindergarten program funds over 1,000 free seats for Jewish schools in N.Y. But some Orthodox advocates want more time for religious study.Read More


Are Ultra-Orthodox Turning Away From Vaccination?

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Are Ultra-Orthodox Turning Away From Vaccination?
An ultra-Orthodox rabbi was roundly criticized for questioning the value of vaccinations for children. But some say more and more in the community are shunning the practice.Read More


Prominent Orthodox Rabbi Condemns Vaccines as a 'Hoax'

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Prominent Orthodox Rabbi Condemns Vaccines as a 'Hoax'
Shmuel Kamenetsky, one of the country’s most prominent ultra-Orthodox rabbis, condemned vaccines as a ‘hoax’ and a ‘problem’ in an interview with a local Jewish newspaper.Read More


Met Council Reeling Again as David Frankel Leaves Helm

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Met Council Reeling Again as David Frankel Leaves Helm
A year after Met Council was rocked by the Willie Rapfogel fraud scandal, the anti-poverty group is reeling again. Would an ultra-Orthodox leader change things for the better?Read More



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