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?3
Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has a modest goal for the Rabbinical Council of America: He hopes to keep the Orthodox group from splitting apart.9
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.39
A four-alarm fire Thursday night engulfed Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, a large and high-profile Modern Orthodox synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Nathan Guttman reports on how the new Pentagon chief, Leon Panetta, a Catholic budget wonk, became a friend of Israel and won the trust of American Jews.6
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