Parashat Ki Tetzei.
Once, there were Orthodox rabbis who understood the necessity of adapting religion to the needs of a sovereign Jewish state. Today they can barely be heard.
There's good reason why so many of Israel’s Jewish citizens look upon the Jewish ultra-Orthodox parties in the Knesset with indifference or contempt.
The Orthodox world is dominated by a school of thought that prizes rejectionism for the sake of rejectionism, taking radically harsh views against gay people and transsexual people far beyond anything justified – or justifiable – by Jewish law.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews jealously guard the religion’s dictates about handling dead bodies, so scientists do what they can to achieve a compromise.
Home to large populations of conservative Jews and Muslims, Israel has cultivated a local industry of modest swimsuits, and the full-body outfits that have caused uproar in France have been a common sight on local beaches for years.
Racism and chauvinism, regardless of which side they come from, destroy every bit of gray matter in the human brain
Central Bureau of Statistics figures show a 29-percent increase in unmarried couples over two-year period.
Will Hillary Clinton cut U.S. military aid to Israel because of a mikveh in Jerusalem? It's unlikely. But there is no doubt that as president, that subject will land on her desk.
Now that the settlement enterprise has lost some of its initial luster the zealots of Jewish national rebirth have found an absurd new focus.