Can the history of a nation be told through its music? If that nation has only been around for about 60 years, it's conceivable.
The question of whether Talmud is indeed part of Jewish learning for girls and women in traditional Orthodox education has come under debate in the last two decades in Orthodox circles.
The cover story, "The Final Taboo," in this issue caused a certain amount of soul searching in our offices this week. Not that we questioned the piece or the reporting itself. Everyone had only praise for Religion Editor Julie Gruenbaum Fax, and the research and writing that went into her story. First rate.
We were definitely going to run it. The question was: Should we place it on our cover?