America's Six-Decade Nazi Spy Cover-Up

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

In a new book, Eric Lichtblau reveals the shocking story of America’s efforts to hide recruitment of Nazis. Are spy agencies still seeking to paper over the shameful chapter?Read More

Jews and Muslims Unite in Outrage as Israel Closes Temple Mount Over Violence Fears

By Naomi Zeveloff

Muslims and Jews united in outrage after Israel closed the holy Temple Mount to all. Naomi Zeveloff reports on fallout from the shooting of a prominent right-wing activist.Read More

'Birthright' for Newlyweds? It's Coming Soon.

By Judy Maltz

Inspired by Taglit-Birthright’s free trips to Israel for college students, a brand new program will bring Jewish newlyweds from North America on heavily subsidized honeymoons to the Holy Land.Read More

Ukraine’s Election Results Are Good for the Jews — But What Comes Next?

By Paul Berger

Ukraine voters backed its pro-Western leaders and delivered a stinging rebuke to anti-Semitic nationalists. Paul Berger asks if a new era is dawning in Kiev.Read More

Jews Spent Centuries in Antakya, Turkey. Now, There's Only 17 Left.

By Michael Kaplan

In a Turkish city once known for tolerance, a Jewish community grapples with the influx of Syrian refugees and its own decline. Is it nearing the end of a 2,300-year existence?Read More

Religious Activists Challenge the Way Israel Does Kosher

By Naomi Zeveloff

Fed up with the rabbinate’s monopoly over kosher status for restaurants, a group of Jerusalem religious activists has started its own certification project.Read More

Women of Wall Slip Torah Scroll Into Western Wall Bat Mitzvah

By Alona Ferber

Defying regulations by Western Wall rabbinic authorities, members of Women of the Wall smuggled a tiny Torah scroll into the women’s section of the Kotel.Read More

How a Stunned Synagogue Faces Up to Sins of Rabbi Barry Freundel

By Nathan Guttman

How should a Modern Orthodox congregation react when its rabbi is accused of abusing converts? In the case of Barry Freundel, Kesher Israel didn’t hesitate.Read More

Anti-Abuse Activist Joey Diangello Dies of Overdose, But His Legacy Lives On

By Hody Nemes

A former Satmar Hasid and self-described survivor of child sex abuse died last week of a drug overdose. But his work to expose abuse in the Orthodox world lives on.Read More

Dueling Narratives Emerge On Palestinian Internment Camps

By Nathan Guttman

New documents reveal a little-known chapter of Israeli history: Palestinian internment. Israelis say they were legal POWs. Palestinians claim something far worse.Read More

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