"The rules of the city and the country are mandatory for everyone, and Mollet del Vallès will be uncompromising toward any kind of radicalism or blackmail." — Josep Monràs, Mayor of Mollet del Vallès, Spain
The Sephardi world had no Reform movement. In Ashkenaz the rabbis were constantly fighting an internal schism.
I wish my Democrats were half as brave and principled as the Tea party "crazies."
What the Republican and Tea parties have to recognize is that despite the validity to many of the arguments they make and the principles they support, they are missing the fundamental value that Americans prize over all else: ethics.
American non-Orthodox Jews are intermarrying their way into post-Jewish oblivion, and they’re doing so as a direct result of having emptied their version of Judaism of all meaning.
The pressure to live a lifestyle of the rich and famous can be overwhelming. This just serves, of course, to increase the risk of fraud and deceit.
Iran might well conclude that the sanctions could disappear in the course of endless rounds of diplomacy.
Young Jews desperately need to experience both the serious and lighter sides of Judaism.
"The sniper of Palestine was here... He left a signature of [real] men."
Permitting the niqab in the British legal and educational systems not only further legitimizes Islamist fundamentalism, but also opens the door for enforced apartheid.
In the West, most Jews that non-Jews encounter are not particularly committed to being Jewish.
Egypt has finally decided to tackle the security threat from the Sinai Peninsula.
Jihad, a holy war against the infidel, is the personal duty of every Muslim, and if he does not wage it, he will die as a religious hypocrite.
In this drama, J Street, much like other left-wing groups, is an enthusiastic cheerleader, nothing more.
Iran’s real boss, Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was wise to back Rouhani’s play.
The crowd, though nearly all frum, is nonetheless quite a diverse mix of the entire range of frumkeit, including haredi, chassidic, Modern, and barely.
The presence of a strong Israel gives credence to the Torah’s message that God is not finished with the people of the Covenant.
A whopping 58% of Jews married between the years 2000 and 2013 have non-Jewish spouses. That's up from 17% in 1970.
The idea that all of the Torah was given to Moses on Sinai is complex, rife with textual, historical, and philosophical problems.
The rest is commentary.