When the Reform movement recently opened its first congregation in the Negev capital of Be’er Sheva, its members had just one little request: Don’t call it Reform.
A lawyer for a boy born in Jerusalem whose parents want Israel listed as the birthplace on his U.S. passport tried mightily this week to make a Supreme Court hearing mainly about their wish, but the justices kept upping the ante.5
One Jewish activist wants to see Israeli settler organizations lose their tax-exempt status. Why don’t leaders from other dovish groups agree?35
Bernie Sanders hasn’t provided any long-term strategy for securing a two-state solution, Jane Eisner writes. That’s not just bad for Israelis and Palestinians — it’s bad for Sanders himself.
Fed up with the rabbinate’s monopoly over kosher status for restaurants, a group of Jerusalem religious activists has started its own certification project.13
New documents reveal a little-known chapter of Israeli history: Palestinian internment. Israelis say they were legal POWs. Palestinians claim something far worse.46
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews will soon launch its own program to help Jews immigrate to Israel. Some think that’s a bad mix.37
Armed with a razor-sharp mind and a disarming smile, Ralph Goldman, who died at 100, glided effortlessly through the Jewish mega-dramas of the 20th century.
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