The Torah’s stories ‘contain contradictions and its laws are sometimes cruel and morally problematic.’ Says who? This Orthodox website, which offers alternative commentaries on the Jewish holy texts
Raising a pious, pro-settler generation: Israeli schoolkids are now targets of a state-sponsored campaign of political and religious indoctrination
Sociologist Chaim Waxman pinpoints the reasons why so many U.S. Orthodox Jews have become right wing, and when it started
Prayers featuring mindfulness meditation, yoga retreats, 'intention setting' sessions and lectures on the Zodiac — all are evidence of the contemporary spirit infusing synagogues of every stripe today
Those who have left the fold go through a process comparable to that of new immigrants, including separation from their families. The first club of its kind, at Ben-Gurion University, aims to help them adjust
Why did so many members of Chabad vote for the Kahanist Otzma Yehudit party in the do-over election, especially in radical West Bank settlements? Blame it on a fear of territorial concessions
Anti-Semitic hate crimes have nearly doubled in 2019 and protesters point the finger at the city's mayor and other elected officials, calling the situation 'out of control'
Israeli voters said no to the settler camp’s pretense of (Jewish!) morality and the Torah covering all crimes. Seven Knesset seats – that’s their true strength.
Deborah Lauter tells Haaretz about the challenges facing her as the city's Jewish community experiences a wave of hate crimes
The country’s sale of weaponry to murderous regimes goes against all Jewish religious teachings, charge members of No 2 Arms — and they are fighting back
Three Orthodox men were violently attacked in Brooklyn and a Queens beach club was vandalized amid a staggering spike in attacks against the Jewish community
As classrooms fill up, Tel Aviv Municipality says it will refrain from detaining the children of Filipino immigrants en route to school amid deportation crackdown
Attack on 64-year-old Rabbi Avraham Gopin took place in Crown Heights, an area that has seen uptick in anti-Semitism in recent years
When more than 100 car tires belonging to Jews were slashed in Lakewood, New Jersey, last week, no one in the community was particularly surprised
With Settlements Strong on Israeli Agenda, Haredi Nationalists Pick Up the Fight for 'Family Values'
With religious teens exposed to LGBTQ issues at an earlier age, an Orthodox feminist revolution and Education Ministry incentives, ultra-Orthodox nationalists feel that they are losing political reins
Still reeling from the Education Minister’s endorsement of 'conversion therapy,' we in Israel’s LGBTQ community are now told by an ex-chief rabbi we’re unfit to be Jews. Jewish religious leaders are spreading darkness from Jerusalem
Yes, Israel and Jews figure prominently in the religious imagination of America's 60 million white adult evangelicals. But it's not all about the Second Coming
Opinion Does Miriam Adelson Really Think Donald 'Go Back' Trump Still Deserves His Own Book in the Bible?
Adelson’s drooling suggestion mirrors the quasi-Messianic way Trump’s religious fans refer to him. But we religious Jews cannot be complicit in his racism, just because he didn't single us out – this time
Chief editor of The Jewish Press defends tweets, calling criticism 'a smear tactic' to deter his comments on values of the Torah
Told to punish and even endanger themselves when they had 'improper' thoughts, after the firestorm ignited by the education minister, religious homosexuals tell Haaretz about their trauma
Rafi Peretz can’t get why calling U.S. Jewish assimilation a 'second Holocaust' is so offensive. It shows that Israel's religious nationalists now have about as much in common with liberal U.S. Jews as Pharisees and Jesus did
As well as a steady stream of insults, bewilderment and even spitting, members of Women of the Wall find some takers at their phylacteries booth
Ilana Stein was the world’s first Orthodox, female safari ranger, combining her two big passions: Judaism and nature
The Manchester high school had been rated as one of the country's best-performing high schools, but now faces being shut down due to 'unlawful segregation'
After over 30 years under the mental sway of his psychiatrist, Marty Markowitz shares how one man took over his family life and business in No. 1 rated podcast
A municipality official at a Tel Aviv suburb fired after prohibiting a girl from performing as many Orthodox Jews believe religious law prohibits men from listening to women sing