Historically, the Holocaust hasn’t loomed large for the ultra-Orthodox.
Benefiting from Tunisian government protection, the Jews of Djerba, who trace their history to the time of the First Temple, have held fast to their. . .
Last year’s survey of American Jews brought dire news—rising intermarriage, falling birthrates, dwindling congregations. Our reanalysis confirms the message, and complicates it.
A labor economist has written a new book subjecting Jewish identity to a formal cost-benefit analysis. Attempting to sort through the decisions made by American. . .
A bloated bureaucracy, meddling ministers, an “unbearable” teachers’ union, post-Zionist politics: no wonder few students learn even the basics of Israel’s history. (Interview by Akiva Bigman)
Despite the impression given by the biggest Jewish education programs, learning need not end at forty, if you know where to look for it.
Judaism has always prized the wisdom of age over youth. You wouldn't know it if you happened to be a mature Jewish professional looking for a new position.
Some Hebrew-language charter schools amount to day schools in all but name; others distance themselves from any overtly Jewish association. Neither kind is dominant; both are popular.
“Of course haredim want to work,” says Hanita Fridman, ultra-Orthodox CEO of the Israeli software development company Karmisoft. “It’s just that nobody wants to hire. . .
Uniting religious and secular Israelis in study, Ein Prat aims to create a national movement of young people who are fervently Jewish without necessarily being ritually observant.
What unites four recent and otherwise different introductions to Judaism is a reflexive aversion to supposedly static forms of traditionalism: in other words, to Orthodoxy.