In the Shmitta Year, Lifting the Burden of Pay Day Loans

We are halfway through the year of shmitta, when debts are to be forgiven. Ari Hart says that edict applies doubly to predatory loans to the poor.


Did We Get USY's Interfaith Dating Shift Wrong?

Conservative leaders think news stories twisted the group’s youth movement’s shifting of rules on interfaith dating. Uriel Heilman says they are missing the point.


Did Barack Obama Snatch Victory From Jaws of Victory in U.N. 'Palestine' Vote?

Barack Obama claimed rare praise from Jewish leaders for orchestrating the Palestinians’ defeat at the U.N. But did the White House actually pull a fast one on Israel?


Does Home Invasion Signal Beginning of End for French 'Israelites'?

A vicious attack on a suburban Paris couple forces Robert Zaretsky to ask: What kind of future do French Jews have in a country that seems to be turning against them?


Palestinian U.N. Bid Fails by 1 Vote. Was That the Plan?

Jordan submitted a resolution calling for Palestinian statehood to the United Nations Security Council Monday night, over furious objections from Israel and an American hint of a veto.

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