Nir Barkat is joining the voices that seek to disenfranchise LGBTQ Israelis — voices that happen to be dominated by the ultra-Orthodox, Lana Adler writes.
The New York State Legislature is considering two bills to push nonpublic schools to meet minimum education standards. But Jewish groups’ inaction could threaten the bills’ future, Seth Kaplan and Naftuli Moster write.
Highly observant Jews value modesty and clean speech — and yet somehow many of them also value a presidential candidate who makes penis jokes and insults minorities. Shula Rosen asks what gives.
The Sephardic Hakham is no less devoted to Torah than the Haredi rabbi, but he would act very differently on an El Al flight, Marc Angel explains.
A haredi Orthodox lawmaker in Israel reportedly compared the Reform movement to a mentally ill person.
A former head of the Shas Sephardic Orthodox party slammed the Israeli Cabinet’s approval to expand the egalitarian section of the Western Wall, joining several politicians who have ridiculed the deal and liberal movements of Judaism.
Rescuers saved a woman who leapt from New York’s famed George Washington Bridge — and for one of them it wasn’t the first time playing hero on the Hudson.
The muckraking Jewish blog FailedMessiah is losing its publisher and sole writer, according to a statement posted February 2.
Now that there will be a secondary space to which one can banish the Kotel’s undesirables, will others be shunted away — including certain men?
The moment Leah Paretzky got divorced, she lost her status as part of the ruling class of her ultra-Orthodox community.