Why Benjamin Netanyahu Should Claim Credit for Better-Than-Expected Deal With Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu hammered relentlessly at the world to rein in Iran’s nuclear weapons capability. So J.J. Goldberg says he should take credit for a deal that does a much better job at doing that than anyone could have expected.

Can an Ex-Hasid Fit In Without Ever Hearing Nirvana or Watching Cartoons?

Shulem Deen says those who’ve left the ultra-Orthodox world have a key worry: They don’t know how to fit into the American mainstream without ever having listened to pop music or put on a tie to get a job.

Bumpy Road: Many converts say the opaque conversion process, which was spotlighted in the Rabbi Barry Freundel scandal, is only one of many hurdles they had to overcome.

Conversion Committee Helps Steer Path for Orthodoxy

I have a confession: I am a convert regarding conversions. That’s the stark realization I reached as chairman of the Rabbinical Council of America’s recent conversion review committee.

Why I Can't Go to Your Non-Zionist Synagogue

When Lior Zaltzman heard about Tzedek Chicago, a non-Zionist synagogue, she realized she probably had much in common with its congregants. But as an Israeli citizen, she won’t be joining them. Here’s why.

These Are the Faces of Israel's New Death Penalty Push

Could the death penalty become law in Israel? The Deputy Speaker of Knesset wants to serve as executioner — and now a Facebook campaign has infants holding up signs in support.