Praying to Stay: Members of Machzikei Torah, a Brooklyn congregation that is being evicted to make room for the Hebrew Language Academy, study after daily morning minyan.

Shul Resists Eviction by Charter School

The 18 men praying together early on a recent Friday morning, wrapped in tefillin and tallitot, didn’t exactly look like squatters. Their Orthodox synagogue, in the Mill Basin section of Brooklyn, also seemed fairly permanent. A hulking, wooden ark sat against one wall. Bookshelves filled with religious texts covered another. A blue velvet clothwith the embroidered name of the congregation, Machzikei Torah, lay on top of a dais dominating the room.

Kristol: The conservative thinker passed away at 89.

Irving Kristol, a Broker of Ideas Who Helped Create a Movement

There has been a flurry of obituaries and appreciations of Irving Kristol in recent days. And rightly so. Whether you admire his conservative ideas or loathe them, his mark on American politics is undeniable. He was, simply put, a key architect of the conservative revolution of the 1970s and 1980s that altered the Republican Party, and with it the American political landscape.

Lexington?s synagogue.

A Final Yom Kippur in the Delta for Mississippi Community Begun in 1830s

As the members of Temple Beth El in Lexington, Miss., pray this Yom Kippur for inclusion in the Book of Life, they’ll be attending a funeral of sorts. The Ne’ilah, the day’s traditional closing service, will be the last scheduled worship to be held in their 104-year-old white wooden synagogue.

Do You?: The 10Q Project in New York?s Times Square poses questions to ponder.

Self-Reflection Comes to Broadway

‘Ten Days. Ten Questions,” is the philosophy behind a creative campaign called doyou10q.com that is posing introspective questions to Jews and non-Jews alike in a most unusual spot.

Traveling North: Eyal Golan (above) and Kobi Peretz, along with 16,000 Hasidim, made the trek from Israel to Ukraine for Rosh Hashanah.

Holiday Pilgrimage for Israeli Rockers

A small group of Israel’s top entertainers returned home after Rosh Hashanah from a traditional holiday pilgrimage — to Ukraine.