Dan Markel Killing Leaves Behind Puzzling Questions — and Wrenching Grief

By Nathan Guttman

Twenty days have passed since law professor Dan Markel was gunned down in his Florida driveway. Police seem no closer to finding the killer — and friends still cannot accept their loss.Read More

Sex, War, Social Media and the Israeli Imagination

By Gon Ben-Ari

The Facebook campaign to support Israeli soldiers by uploading racy photos spread like wildfire. Gon Ben-Ari isn’t surprised given the link between sex and war in our imagination.Read More

2 Mohels Banned After Infants Contract Herpes in Circumcision Rite

By Paul Berger

Two mohels have been barred from doing circumcisions after babies contracted herpes during a controversial rite. Why has N.Y. only received one parental consent form since 2012?Read More

Flamboyant First as Jewish Boat Floats in Amsterdam Gay Pride Canal Fest

By Cnaan Liphshiz

A Jewish boat debuted at the world famous Amsterdam Pride Canal Parade. Revelers included a rabbi and celebs — and vowed to battle hatred of all stripes.Read More

United by Grief, Families of Slain Israeli and Palestinian Teens Divided Over Gaza

By Daniella Cheslow

Shortly after Naftali Fraenkel and Mohammad Abu Khdeir were murdered, their grieving families condemned violence against civilians. But they are bitterly divided over the war in Gaza.Read More

Did Germany Help Save Palestine’s Jews During World War I?

By Nir Mann

Palestine’s Jewish community faced death and destruction at the hands of Ottoman ruler Ahmed Jamal Pasha during World War One. Then, Germany stepped in.Read More

Don't Mess With the Yuhan

By Paul Berger

To some, a wedding singer would seem like an unlikely savior of a community. But a crooner known as the Yuhan believes he might be Bukharan Jewry’s last great hope.Read More

What Will Happen Now That Hamas Has Captured Israeli Soldier Hadar Goldin

By Uriel Heilman

Hamas may have scored a key victory by apparently capturing Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin. What happens next may determine the course of the Gaza conflict.Read More

Why Israel Must Not Let Soldier's Apparent Capture Change Conduct of Gaza War

By Amos Harel

The apparent capture of Hadar Goldin may change the course of the Gaza war. But Israel’s leaders must not make decisions out of anger or fear for his safety.Read More

Will Rabbi David Saperstein’s Departure Mean Watershed Change at the RAC?

By Yardain Amron

Rabbi David Saperstein is leaving the Religious Action Center to become America’s ambassador for international religious freedom. Can anyone fill his shoes?Read More

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