Mikhl Herzog, Columbia Professor and Yiddishist, Dies at 85

Marvin (Mikhl) Herzog passed away at the age of 85. The Columbia Yiddish professor leaves behind a vast legacy including the monumental three-volume ‘Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry.’

Norman Lamm Leaves Outsized Legacy in Modern Orthodoxy — And a Cloud

Norman Lamm is a giant figure in Modern Orthodoxy, with decades of leadership to his credit. Will his mishandling of Yeshiva’s sex abuse scandal cloud a shining legacy?


As Sun Drops on Western Wall, Pondering the Difference Change Could Make

As shadows grow longer, a man sings in the men’s section of the Western Wall. How would the poignant sound change if women had an equal place in our faith’s holiest spot?


Jewish Day Schools Put the Squeeze on State Governments for More Aid

Jewish day schools have become much more effective at accessing existing government programs. As tuition spirals, they’re also lobbying states for more — much more.


Why Are Some Spots at Western Wall More Holy Than Others?

Under the blazing sun at the Western Wall, women peer across the mechitzah at their sons’ bar mitzvahs. It reflects women’s secondary status at the holy site, Jane Eisner writes.

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