The Hasidic Community Is Not a Cult

Hasidic Jews follow charismatic leaders, marry and work within the community, and avoid secular distractions. But that doesn’t make their faith a cult, Joseph Berger writes.


Yachad Included in British Jewry's Tent — Barely

The umbrella organization for British Jewry has admitted ‘pro-Israel, pro-peace’ Yachad into its ranks. But does that mean UK Jews are more inclusive than their American counterparts?

Abraham Goes 'On Trial' for Attempted Murder

Abraham was ‘put on trial’ this weekend for trying to kill his son Isaac — and 1,300 New Yorkers actually paid to get jury duty at the celebrity court case.


Hillel, Don't Take Sides On Princeton Divestment

When Princeton professors put out a call for Israel divestment, the campus Hillel condemned their petition on behalf of all Jewish students. Maya Rosen says that’s wrong.


Is Exile Good for the Jews?

Political scientist Alan Wolfe argues that exile is good for the Jews. But Jane Eisner thinks it’s a trick question to ask whether Jews can truly be at home in the Diaspora.

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