How Paris Public Schools Became No Go Areas for Jewish Students

Twenty-five years after he graduated from a public high school in the French capital, Stephane Tayar recalls favorably his time in one of the world’s most thorough education systems.


Esther Jungreis, Orthodox Jewish Outreach Pioneer, Dies at 80

(JTA) — Esther Jungreis, a pioneer in the Jewish outreach movement and founder of the organization Hineni, died Tuesday. She was 80, according to the Vos Iz Neias blog. An announcement published in October on the site Only Simchas indicated Jungreis was “in serious condition” and fighting an infection, but did not specify her ailment. Jungreis was born in…


How Steven Hill, ‘Law & Order’ Actor, Chose Orthodox Faith Over Stardom

Steven Hill of “Law & Order” and “Mission Impossible” has died at the age of 94. Benjamin Ivry recalls the actor’s devotion to his craft and to Judaism.


Jill Stein Trumpets Jewish Pride — but Falls Flat With Actual Jewish Voters

Jill Stein may forever hold the title of first Jewish woman presidential candidate, but Jewish voters refuse to embrace her as a historic figure.


WATCH: Hasidic Day Campers Hurl Eggs in Mock Protest of ‘Heretical’ Israel

At day camps for young Satmar Hasidim, children hold mock protests — against the State of Israel. In video clips, captured this summer on cellphones and published by the religious website Yeshiva World News, campers are seen chanting “Israeli government, shame on you!”

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