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Ultra-Orthodox Women Threatened for Demanding Israel Political Voice

By Allison Kaplan Sommer

The backlash against ultra-Orthodox women who are daring to demand a public voice in government didn’t come as a big surprise, but it did come swiftly and harshly.Read More


Birthright Alumni Program Ends Subsidized Shabbat

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Birthright NEXT is ending its subsidized Shabbat meal program for Birthright alumni, the group announced in an email to constituents on December 4.Read More


Right Wing Star Naftali Bennett Trashes Two-State Solution for Israel — Is That Kosher?

By Nathan Guttman

Naftali Bennett’s got chutzpah. The right-wing wunderkind bluntly trashed the two-state solution and warned an American diplomat to ‘wake up’ before more Israelis die, Nathan Guttman reports.Read More


Midnight in Tennessee

By Paul Berger

The first Jew lynched in America was a man you’ve never heard of. His name was Samuel Bierfield — and Paul Berger went to Tennessee to find his riveting, untold story.Read More


Midnight in Tennessee — Footnotes

By Paul Berger

Footnotes and source material for “Midnight in Tennessee” by Paul Berger.Read More


Iconic Mideast Photo Is a Fake — and Heartbreaking One at That

By Naomi Zeveloff

Ricki Rosen’s 1993 photograph of an Israeli boy and a Palestinian friend is one of the most inspiring images from the conflict. Too bad it’s a heartbreaking fake.Read More


Did an Israeli Researcher Spy On a CalTech Lab?

By Nathan Guttman

Did an Israeli researcher at the California Institute of Technology try to steal aerospace secrets for the Jewish state — or is he a victim of a disgruntled professor?Read More


98-Year-Old Red Scare 'Spy' Loses Bid To Clear Name

By Nate Raymond

A 98-year-old retired New Jersey math teacher implicated in a Cold War atomic espionage case lost her bid on Thursday to throw out her conviction, which she called a McCarthy-era injustice.Read More


Arson Attack Shatters Idealism at Jerusalem Mixed School

By Noah Browning and Maayan Lubell

The Hand in Hand school in Jerusalem presents an almost too-perfect scene in a tense and divided city, where Jews and Arabs do daily business but rarely befriend one other.Read More


Hasidic Enclave Keeps Its Secrets Amid Elusive Rebbe's Tight Control

By Frimet Goldberger

Grand Rabbi David Twersky enjoys near-divine status among his devotees. But some report being rebuffed when seeking help in sex abuse cases.Read More


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