Natan Sharansky's Kotel Compromise Gives Him New Heft as Liaison to Diaspora

Fresh off his deal on egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall, Natan Sharansky may now have earned a new role as the key interlocutor between Israel and American Jews.

In Boston’s Heavily Jewish Suburbs, Shock and Re-Sparked Memories

The terror in Boston brought back painful memories for some of its Jewish residents — memories of the Holocaust, Argentina and Israel.

David Miliband, Most Secular of Jews, Trades British Politics for New York NGO

David Miliband, the former British foreign minister, has left politics to run the International Rescue Committee. Like him, the group has Jewish roots, but a secular focus.


Jewish Ethics and Biotech Innovation Clash in Supreme Court's BRCA Gene Case

The Supreme Court is hearing a case involving the BRCA gene mutation that can lead to breast cancer. Along with innovation and profits, the health of Jewish women hangs in the balance.


Penn Researchers Charge Orthodox Misused Report on Circumcision Rite

University of Pennsylvania officials say ultra-Orthodox groups twisted an internal study on a controversial circumcision rite to downplay health risks.

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