With scandals mushrooming, Jay Michaelson wonders if Rabbi Barry Freundel was such an exception. He asks: Are we stressing out our rabbis to the breaking point?
The Netanyahu government’s most left-wing member, environmental defense minister Amir Peretz, quit the cabinet on Sunday and declared war on the prime minister, vowing to work for a new government committed to peace and economic justice. Peretz, a onetime Labor Party chairman and defense minister, is a member of Tzipi Livni’s Hatnuah party.
Legal decisions are usually painfully dry, but Judge Richard Posner wrote an entertaining — and very Jewish — ruling in the Chabad v. Northwestern case on underage drinking.
Rachel Benaim feels guilty when she thinks of the Holocaust. While other Jews were suffering unspeakable horrors, her family was living it up in a Portuguese paradise.
Newly emerging evidence from the Pew survey of American Jewry points to huge challenges facing federations, Jewish philanthropy and organized Jewish life.