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A Frank Conversation on Marriage in Israel With Tzohar’s Rabbi David Stav

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I had hardly sat down for my recent meeting with Rabbi David Stav at Manhattan’s Wolf & Lamb kosher steakhouse when a stream of diners, young and old, approached our table. They introduced themselves and thanked the rabbi profusely for his leadership. Their praise was not without reason. Stav was the driving force behind...

Unpacking the ‘High Stakes Game’ of Netanyahu’s Congress Speech

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While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he remains “determined” to give his March 3 address before a joint session of Congress on the dangers of a nuclear Iran and radical Islam, the stakes surrounding the controversial speech continue to rise.

The speech, which has drawn sharp criticism from the Obama administration, has left Democratic members of Congress and American Jewish leaders facing a difficult scenario: They can choose to support Netanyahu’s plans and by extension, Israel’s use of any means at its disposal to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, but doing so would mean defying the White House.

“American Jewish leaders are in a...

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