A visit from a chief rabbi in the remote home of Australia’s two oldest synagogues.
Israeli police and political leaders take such crime seriously. It’s time for Israel’s religious leadership to join them.
“The less we force Judaism, the more people will choose it.”
“Checklists are for driving licenses, not for religious courts.”
An open letter from Orthodox rabbinic leaders.
“We are trying . . . to decentralize the power of the chief rabbinate.”
Nowhere does halakhah call for a state monopoly.
A test of society’s religious and moral mettle—and of halakhic flexibility.
Transparency and competition will help reduce corruption and other ills.
Can a government with no clear leader get more done?
Daniel Gordis argued in this 2019 conversation that Israeli and American Jews are fundamentally divided. With a new government now in place, has he been proven correct?
Isaac Halevy Herzog’s unwavering conviction that the Torah was given by a benevolent and compassionate God.
The Israeli intellectual joins us to explain his country’s newest conversion controversy, and the underlying tensions it illuminates within Israeli public life.
The Israeli government categorizes many of the Russian immigrants as “Israelis of no religion” because they do not satisfy the demands of an overbearing rabbinic establishment.