Celebrity Rabbi, Heal Thyself

Shmuley Boteach—rabbi, sexpert, Michael Jackson pal—has led many lives. But none of them can obliterate his past.

Did the Rebbe Identify Himself as the Messiah—and What Do His Hasidim Believe Today?

Twenty years after his death, the legacy of the Lubavitcher leader—‘the Prince of our generation’—is still a matter of heated debate

My Cousin Harry: A Jewish Story of the Greatest Generation

Through a portrait of a war vet who loved children, a glimpse of a lost Jewish-American world

PETA’s Gay Bunnies and the Holocaust on Your Plate

Another egregious campaign by the animal rights group, which once compared Shoah victims to pigs

Ellen Willis’ Radical Jewish Sex-Positive Rock ’n’ Roll Politics of the Future

A new collection of essays by the late, great cultural critic affirms her standing as an icon of liberation and pleasure

When We Were Illegal Aliens: Jewish Immigration Under the Quota Laws

In a new book, Libby Garland unearths the smugglers, schemes, and pluck Jews relied on to reach the United States

Remembering Arthur Gelb, Who Helped Reconcile the ‘Times’ to Its Jewishness

While the Sulzbergers tiptoed around their ethnic identity, Gelb knew America meant Jews could have both O’Neill and egg creams

Long-Lost Plea to FDR Revives Question: How Could Europe’s Jews Have Been Saved?

A ‘60 Minutes’ segment, an archivist, and the enduring legacy of assumptions that there was no way to skirt the law

Congressional Candidate Sean S. Eldridge Wants You To Know the ‘S’ Stands for ‘Simcha’

The husband of ‘New Republic’ owner Chris Hughes is putting a decade-old plan to run for office into action

Liberals, Don’t Check Your Privilege

In the wake of a Princeton student’s controversial essay, progressives shouldn’t inhibit speech or reject real diversity

California School Asks 8th Graders To Debate Whether the Holocaust Happened

The assignment materials cited Holocaust deniers, and represent a gross failure of judgment—and historical awareness

How an Alabama Doctor Became a Rabbi to His Patients at a Groundbreaking AIDS Clinic

In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic

All Out of Ideas: The Dumbing Down of American Discourse

The problem with our politics isn’t the collapse of left or right; it’s our inability to think rigorously about the challenges we face

‘These Ideas Haunt You’: At Conference, Scholars Link Lawyering With Jewishness

Jack Balkin, Richard Primus, Randy Barnett, and Eugene Kontorovich talk about how Judaism influences their work

The Volokh Conspiracy Is Out To Get You—And Everyone in America

Run by a Soviet Jewish legal scholar, the blog took on the ACA and is now hosted by the ‘Washington Post’

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