Ultra-Orthodox

Everyone from Netflix to the Forward is fascinated by the ḥaredi matchmaking system because it rejects liberal norms. Here’s what they’re missing.

Sept. 19 2022 12:01AM

How did a small Transylvanian movement become the most powerful player in worldwide ultra-Orthodoxy?

May 16 2022 12:07AM

The recent decision to stop selling the books of a disgraced Orthodox children’s author reflects a pre-liberal sensibility worth recovering.

March 31 2022 1:06AM

Missed the live event? Catch the recording here of Eli Spitzer speaking live on the rising influence of haredi Judaism with a journalist, a researcher, and a haredi rabbi.

Eli Spitzer, Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt, Alan Cooperman and Yehoshua Pfeffer
Jan. 24 2022 12:01AM

The balance of power in the Jewish world is shifting to the ultra-Orthodox. Can conflict with the current establishment be avoided?

Jan. 3 2022 12:01AM

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

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

The Israeli director and the American rabbi team up to discuss her groundbreaking film about marriage and Jewish life.

Sept. 23 2021 1:02AM

Why do Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews so adamantly decline to serve in the military—and could that change? A communal leader walks us through the deliberations taking place.

July 9 2021 12:01AM

The coronavirus has dramatized the tensions in Israeli society. This week, a ḥaredi communal leader joins us to chart a path forward.

Feb. 11 2021 12:01AM

Only by giving up some individual freedom and banding together can parents gain the power to reject the harmful influence of Silicon Valley on young minds.

Feb. 9 2021 12:01AM

Recovering a sense of civic virtue from within the Jewish tradition.

Feb. 3 2021 12:01AM

A debate.

Natan Slifkin and Eli Spitzer
Jan. 29 2021 12:01AM

The yeshivas vs. New York State.

Jason Bedrick, Rita Koganzon and Kevin Vallier
Jan. 18 2021 12:01AM