Yair Lapid’s Holiday Bloopers

Just as worrisome as his ignorance of rudimentary Judaism is the fact that Israel’s interim prime minister isn’t even capable of pulling off the rabbinic pretense. One can hardly wait to hear what cringe-worthy pearls he’s prepared for Sukkot.

What is the “Status Quo” on the Temple Mount?

On June 17, 1967, today 55 years ago, then Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan solely made one of the most important and fateful decisions in the history of the State of Israel and the Jewish people.

Lighting a Candle in Hebron Beyond the Seventh Step

Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s visit to the Tomb of the Patriarchs was a reminder of both Jewish rights and the intractable and irrational nature of a conflict that Palestinians don’t wish to end.

Who is a Jew? Do we Really Know Anymore?

Recently, a man living with his family for several years in an Orthodox community in Israel was discovered to be an undercover Christian missionary. The revelation sent shockwaves through the Israeli Orthodox world and many questions were asked about how such a thing could be allowed to happen. An untold aspect of the story shows […]

Reform Movement Denounces its Own ‘West Bank Settlers’

Some of Tzur Hadassah’s residents are in a pickle: Either they accept the apartheid-like implications of the Union for Reform Judaism’s position—by refusing to drive on certain roads, ride on certain buses or buy houses on certain streets—or they risk being denounced by their own religious leaders.