The Perks of Being a Lubavitcher

The Lubavitcher Rebbe died 20 years ago today, but the profound impact he made still ripples through the Jewish world. Mordechai Lightstone has some ideas as to why.

A Kidnapping That Made Israel Into One Family

The death of the kidnapped boys has released a sigh of collective grief in Israel, writes Elana Sztokman. It’s a joint response to a tragedy that transformed the country into one family.


Spooks Warn Pols: Don't Strike Hamas Over Kidnap

As Israel mourns the loss of three boys, military figures debate politicians over how hard to hit back — and at whom. Would it be ‘irresponsible’ to target Hamas?


The Murkiness of the Hobby Lobby Ruling

With all the uproar around the Hobby Lobby decision, it would be easy to miss how limited the decision actually is, writes Michael A. Helfand.

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