Campus: Dov Stein, head of academics at Michigan Jewish Institute, stands outside the entrance to The Shul, a $6 million synagogue in West Bloomfield, where some MJI classes are held.

Fired Worker Says She Blew Whistle on Fraud at Michigan College

Federal agents carted away boxes of documents in a raid on the Michigan Jewish Institute. A former worker says she was fired after she asked too many questions about the college, which enrolls mostly Israeli students who speak no English.


Are Christian Zionists the 800-Pound Gorilla in the Pro-Israel Room?

Christian Zionists are emerging as an increasingly powerful force in the pro-Israel world. Are their strident views pulling the lobby to the far right — and away from younger evangelicals?


Reconstructionists Open Door to Rabbis With Non-Jewish Partners — But at What Cost?

Reconstructionist congregations say they’re ready for their movement’s seminary to become the first rabbinical school to accept students with non-Jewish partners, yet the fallout from the expected change could still fracture the troubled denomination.


Iran and World Powers Clinch Historic Nuclear Deal

Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East, and which Israel called an “historic surrender.”

Communal Loss: Adults from left, Muhammad Subhi Bakr, Ramez  Bakr, Ahed Bakr, Salwa Bakr, five of the parents of the four boys who were killed while playing on the beach in Gaza City, gather in the family compound.

A Year Later, Palestinian Family Mourns 4 Boys Killed on Gaza Beach

When four young cousins were killed while playing on a Gaza beach, the world was reminded of the deadly cost of the war between Israel and Hamas. One year later, their family is mourning.