Jonathan Kremer is the first father to follow his daughter into rabbinical school. (Photo by Peter Tobia)

Like Daughter, Like Dad

Aviva Kremer knew when she was just 8 years old that she wanted to be a rabbi. Now she is 27 and in her third year of rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Vatican’s New Defense on Child Molestation Charges: Finger-pointing

The Jews and Protestants are worse. That appears to be the Vatican’s newest defense of its ongoing child sex-abuse scandal.

My Obstetrician’s Rx: Liverwurst

A native New Yorker, Deborah Kolben was living in Berlin when she found out she was pregnant with her first child. In this essay, she discusses playing charades in the obstetrician’s office, being prescribed blood sausage and her complicated feelings about the prospect of giving birth in Germany.

Fearing Arrest, Ya'alon Cancels Britain Trip

An Israeli deputy prime minister canceled a planned trip to Britain out of fear that he would be arrested.

Want Amid Plenty: An elderly Jewish woman walks amid boxes of food that were intended for distribution to the poor and needy for Rosh Hashanah. New statistics show increasing numbers of Israelis relying on such services.

New Israeli Data Pointing Toward An Erosion of The Middle Class

Economists are bracing for an early warning about what toll the world economic crisis may be taking on Israel’s population.