Modern Orthodox Dating on the Very Small Screen

Jan. 19 2017

The web-series Soon by You takes a familiar sitcom premise—a group of six unmarried friends in their twenties living in a big city—and gives it a new twist: the friends are Modern Orthodox Jews living on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. As the title—a formulaic blessing that translates into standard English as “I hope you get married soon”—implies, courtship is the series’ primary concern. In her review, Sarah Rindner compares Soon by You with the Israeli show, Srugim, that inspired it:

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More about: Arts & Culture, Jewish marriage, Modern Orthodoxy, Television

Now Is the Time for the Gulf States to Make Peace with Israel

Aug. 11 2020

In the event that Joe Biden wins the upcoming presidential elections, there is a good chance that the U.S. will revert to the Obama-era policy of realignment with Iran, and to distancing itself from traditional Middle Eastern allies like Saudi Arabia. Richard Goldberg argues that Riyadh, along with the United Arab Emirates, can buy itself some security by establishing official relations with Jerusalem:

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More about: Iran, Israel diplomacy, Israel-Arab relations, Joseph Biden, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Foreign policy, United Arab Emirates