This very mixture and the challenges it presents are the backbone of this miracle of a state, the fire behind its vibrant engines. And that is precisely what the headlines are sorely overlooking.
An Orthodox Brooklyn yeshiva has agreed to pay two of its former students $2.1 million for alleged sexual molestation they suffered at age six from a senior rabbi on the school’s faculty—the first known case of such a settlement by a Jewish day school.
American Jews are likely to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, but American Jewry’s fastest-growing community is likely to go the other way.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A haredi Orthodox teacher in a girls’ school in the largely haredi West Bank settlement of Beitar Illit reportedly was fired from her long-time position after obtaining a drivers’ license. The woman obtained the driver’s license in order to more easily transport her disabled daughter, the haredi Orthodox news website Kikar Shabbat…
A group of ultra-Orthodox Jews in London have launched a fundraising effort to keep “pure and holy” children within the community and away from the “evil culture” of a secular parent.
A New Jersey law will give $7 million in state funds to a consortium of Orthodox yeshivas in Lakewood to spend on school busing.
Yated Ne’eman, an ultra-Orthodox weekly newspaper published in New York, has published a photograph of a woman for what appears to be the first time in its history: it’s Hillary Clinton, but just her hand.
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.