In his “History of the Jews,” the historian Paul Johnson coined the phrase “Non-Jewish Jew” for any Jew who, in his words, “denied there was such a thing as a Jew at all.”
Since when does a canceled award ceremony take precedence over murdered children and defenseless demonstrators getting their legs blown off?
If there was anything historic about Trump’s Jerusalem move, it was the depths of dishonesty to which Orthodox rabbis sank in order to praise it.
The behavior of the Orthodox Israeli religious right goes against the standards of rabbinic tradition — and the results aren’t pretty.
A new law is being hustled through Israel’s Knesset that would abolish all requirements for the teaching of a “core curriculum” in ultra-Orthodox schools.
The language of Judaism can be used to sacralize — and to falsify — contemporary politics, with inevitably dangerous results.
A young gay black man who got beat up in Williamsburg is probably wondering why the Hasidic Shomrim will apparently not be serving time in jail — but Orthodox Jews know why, Michael Lesher argues.