Orthodox Conversion Rebels Challenge Rabbinate on Marriage

In the latest challenge to Israel’s supreme religious authority, several Orthodox rabbis have begun to perform weddings for converts who are not recognized by the Chief Rabbinate.


An Island Haven for Turkey’s Jews

Buyukada, an idyllic island near Istanbul, has served as a summer getaway for Turkey’s Jews for more than a century. Tia O’Brien explores how it has remained an oasis of calm even as anti-Semitism spreads.

Is Israel Cracking Open Door to Sex Selection?

For most of its history, Israel barred couples from choosing the sex of their future children. But in recent years, a new law has allowed the Ministry of Health to crack open the door to sex selection.


74 Years After Terezin, This Survivor Is Still Drawing What She Sees

Helga Weiss-Hoskova was deported with her family to the Terezin concentration camp in 1941. Amidst the suffering and death, she started drawing. At 85, she’s still at it.


For Orthodox, Addiction Is Unspoken Problem

Education about substance abuse doesn’t really exist for a large population of Jews at risk. Orthodox teens say they face a stigma against talking about risk and getting help.

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