Israel Watches Carefully As U.S. Engages Iran

The Obama administration is moving ahead on its push to engage Iran, nearly concluding a review of its policies toward that country, and naming veteran Middle East diplomat Dennis Ross as a special adviser.

Social Activism, Modern Orthodox-Style

It was a typical crowd for a Yeshiva University student event: long skirts and long sleeves for the girls, yarmulkes and tzitzis for the boys.

Tagged Tanakh: This ambitious project would create digital versions of ancient Hebrew text and allow users to append their own comments and links.

Torah 2.0: Old-Line Publisher Brings Biblical Commentary Into Online World

America’s oldest Jewish publisher has embarked on a project to bring the study of Judaism’s most ancient texts into the digital age.

Study Kicks Off Gay Outreach Effort

Three-quarters of the rabbis who responded to an unprecedented new survey on diversity said they thought their congregations already do a “good to excellent” job of welcoming gay Jews. But for the gay Jewish advocacy group that undertook the survey, that’s precisely the problem.

Just Keep smiling: So far, Kadima?s Tzipi Livni, left, has balked at backing Likud?s Benjamin Netanyahu, right, in a unity government.

Coalition Negotiations Risky for Netanyahu

When it comes to assembling a governing coalition, the last thing Israel Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu wants to see is history repeating itself.