Israel’s New Anti-Boycott Law Seen in Personal Terms

The Knesset’s recent vote outlawing any advocacy of a boycott of Israel or the occupied territories and Jewish settlements under its control is seen by some as a mortal threat to democracy. But there are others who see the law in more concrete terms: as a threat to themselves.


Whittier Celebrates the Last Hurrah of America’s First Havurah

America’s first havurah was founded 50 years ago in Whittier, Calif., outside of Los Angeles. Members say it succeeded beyond anyone’s dreams. So why is it disbanding?


New Leader of Orthodox Rabbinic Group Confronts an Organization Divided

Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has a modest goal for the Rabbinical Council of America: He hopes to keep the Orthodox group from splitting apart.


Lawyer Who Promotes Anti-Sharia Laws Publishes New Study on Islamic Extremism

Little-known N.Y. lawyer David Yerushalmi has been a driving force behind a push to ban Islamic law. Now, he claims American mosques are hotbeds of extremism.


Fire Tears Through High-Profile Manhattan Synagogue

A four-alarm fire Thursday night engulfed Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, a large and high-profile Modern Orthodox synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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