Batya Ungar-Sargon is the opinion editor of the Forward. She has written for The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Foreign Policy. She tweets @bungarsargon.


Kesher Israel’s congregation was rocked by a peeping tom scandal involving its prominent rabbi of two decades. This is how they worked to restore trust in the synagogue before it was too late.

'Broken Windows’ Is Broken

When a police officers becomes a member of the community and not an occupying force, crime goes down. Almost every single study proves it. So why is the NYPD doing the opposite?


“I don’t believe anyone’s open to prostitution unless you’ve been traumatized or abused. You’d beg, you’d go on welfare, you’d shoplift, for goodness’ sake. These people need to be treated as victims.”