Once Untouchable, Rabbi Pinto Faces Prison as Empire Teeters

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto was once a high-flying spiritual advisor to the rich and famous who effortlessly wielded enormous power. Josh Nathan-Kazis reports he faces a year in prison as his once-mighty empire teeters.


For First Time in a Century, Outsider Tapped to Lead Looksteins' NY Synagogue

For the first time in about a century, a rabbi from outside the Lookstein family will lead New York’s storied Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun.


Jerusalem Pride Organizer: 'It Was Horrible'

Tom Canning, Director of Development at the Jerusalem Open House and one of the organizers of the Jerusalem Pride March, speaks to our own Jay Michaelson about what he saw last Thursday, and who he thinks is to blame for the stabbing at the march.


Revisiting the Gaza Withdrawal, 10 Years Later

It’s been a decade since the evacuation of Jewish settlements from the Gaza Strip and the northern West Bank. How did the event impact the lives of evacuees — and the ideology of Israelis on the nationalist right?


Jewish Extremists Suspected in West Bank Arson Murder of Palestinian Toddler

An 18-month-old Palestinian toddler was killed in a ‘price tag’ arson attack carried out by suspected extremist Jews in the occupied West Bank. Will Israel hunt down the killers?

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