Ultra-Orthodox

One of the show’s main pleasures has to do with which of the four languages spoken by its main characters—Yiddish, Flemish, French, and English—they use with whom.

May 10 2023 12:08AM

There’s no plan to impose religious strictures on the secular public.

Ruthie Blum
Dec. 19 2022 12:01AM

Ultra-Orthodox Jews no longer vote in blocs and are now enthusiastic participants in national ideological movements. They may rue the change.

Nov. 21 2022 12:01AM

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