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.
A question that gets to the heart of Jewish identity.
Another casualty of the peace process.
Even chief rabbis have obligations to the Jewish people.
Increasing numbers of young people are simply bypassing the rabbinic establishment.
Setting the record straight on the Haiyun affair.