New Converso Rabbi Hopes To Help Others Follow His Jewish Path

Of all the rabbis ordained at the Jewish Theological Seminary on May 21, few have journeys to the rabbinate quite as unlikely as Juan Mejia.

Cordesman: Former McCain adviser co-authored report.

Latest Study Supports View That Iran Attack Unlikely To Work

As Israel continues to proclaim its readiness to launch a military attack on Iran should American diplomacy fail to stop Tehran’s drive for nuclear capabilities, an increasing number of analysts and some political leaders are publicly questioning Jerusalem’s confident portrayal of its chance for military success.

A time to tear Down, A time to Build Up: Shortly after it was demolished by the Israeli mili-tary, settlers rebuild an illegal outpost in the West Bank on May 24.

Key Lawmakers Are Opposing Israeli Policy On Settlements

For the first time in America’s decades of jousting with Israel over West Bank settlements, an American president seems to have succeeded in isolating the settlements issue and disconnecting it from other elements of support for Israel.

Riverdale’s Jews Are Shaken but Stronger

Rabbi Judith Lewis of the Riverdale Temple asked the two conversion candidates about to enter the mikveh: Are you sure you want to do this?

Under Construction: The Touro Synagogue (center) is facing financial trou-bles even as work proceeds on the buildings for a multimillion dollar visitors center (left and right).

Touro Struggles With Its Historic Legacy

On a recent sun-washed Saturday morning, after the conclusion of Sabbath services at the historic Touro Synagogue, some 20 members gathered outside and gazed across a barren dirt patch toward where the Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr. Visitors Center — an immaculate new stone building and a peeling old wood frame house under renovation — is taking shape.