Politics & Current Affairs

Incentivizing better Orthodox schooling is less legally fraught, more politically appealing, and more likely to succeed in practice than forced regulation.

Dec. 2 2021 12:24AM

Ten years ago, two senators, one Republican and one Democrat, joined together to force America to sanction Iran. In the years since, the leverage they built has dissipated. Why?

Nov. 23 2021 12:01AM

An upcoming Supreme Court case could have profound effects on American religious communities. Does the nature of Jewish law offer a unique perspective on the question at hand?

Nov. 19 2021 12:33AM

America’s birthrate is declining rapidly. A distinguished social scientist joins us to discuss why that’s happening, whether it can be reversed, and, if it can’t, how America can cope with it.

Nov. 11 2021 12:06AM

The New Jersey gubernatorial race suggests that increasing numbers of haredi Jews are now voting based on personal conviction rather than communal pragmatism.

Nov. 10 2021 12:16AM

There’s a sterilization sensation in America: young women are choosing to make having children biologically impossible. What’s going on, and why?

Nov. 4 2021 12:26AM

The author of “The Eternal Return of Ethel Rosenberg” joins us for a discussion about his subject’s unending—and false—air of innocence.

Oct. 28 2021 12:01AM

The combination of sanctions and diplomacy utilized by every president since Bill Clinton is failing. Can anything be done?

Oct. 26 2021 12:01AM

Those who defend ḥasidic yeshivas against increasing state regulation have conjured up an unrecognizable fairy-tale world. But the arguments of the state’s defenders are even worse.

Oct. 25 2021 12:52AM

Before Dara Horn’s People Love Dead Jews, and before Bari Weiss’s “Everybody Hates the Jews,” there was Cynthia Ozick’s still powerful and urgent essay in Esquire.

Oct. 18 2021 12:01AM

In a recent column, the eminent scholar John McWhorter celebrates a linguistic revolution in the offing. But at what cost, and to whom?

Oct. 8 2021 12:01AM

As rockets flew this past spring, my small Minnesota town found itself divided, which set me on a mission: to convene my neighbors face to face. A new film helped me set the stage.

Oct. 6 2021 12:01AM

A much-loved new biography argues that the convicted Soviet spy “betrayed no one.” How has the myth of her innocence become so untethered from the evidence of her guilt?

Oct. 4 2021 12:01AM

The senator joins our foreign-policy columnist to talk about America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, and how the nation’s short memory imperils its security.

Sept. 30 2021 12:01AM