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.

Bereft: Mourners at the grave of Shachar Melamed, one of two kibbutzniks killed August 26, 2014.

At Kibbutz Near Gaza, Wounds Are Still Healing 1 Year After War

What happens when a Jewish community’s protectors become the victims of a Hamas mortar attack? At Kibbutz Nirim, grief-stricken families are still finding out one year after the Gaza war.

3 Israeli-American Children Sent to Juvenile Detention — for Refusing To Talk to Dad

Three Israeli-American siblings were sent to a Detroit area juvenile detention center for refusing to speak to their father, who is embroiled in a bitter custody battle with their mother. Did the judge step over the line?