Diaspora & Israel, Messianism and Families

Are there really more Muslims than Jews in the US? (Chicago Jewish News)

Should Jews shun “Messianic Jews“? (Beliefnet)

Soli Shahvar, Amos Harel & Avi Issacharoff, and Douglas Bloomfield argue that, for Israel, the victory of incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is actually preferable. (YNet, Ha’aretz, Jerusalem Post)

A look at the impact of extremely large families in the Ashkenazi Haredi world, where “it is not rare to find 13 or 14 children.” (Ha’aretz)

How far should a woman have to go to preserve “Shalom Bayit” with her husband? (Jerusalem Post)

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