Allison Hoffman is a senior editor at Tablet Magazine. Her Twitter feed is @allisont_dc.
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New York’s New Firebrand Rabbi

For Sharon Kleinbaum—friend of Christine Quinn, partner to Randi Weingarten—the personal is political

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The New ‘Morethodox’ Rabbi

Asher Lopatin succeeds Avi Weiss at an influential seminary, offering a pluralistic version of Orthodoxy

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Holiday Haircuts Give Hope

Haircuts are a Lag b’Omer tradition. Some have turned this Jewish custom into a way to help needy kids.

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Sundown: Boston Shuls Cancel Shabbat Services

Plus everything you need to know about Chechens

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‘It’s Quiet Here’

Writer Anita Diamant on the manhunt in her neighborhood

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Daybreak: Boston on Lockdown

Police on manhunt for Chechen teenager suspected in marathon bombing

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Sundown: ‘We Will Keep Going’

President addresses Boston memorial, anti-Semites push conspiracy theories

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Dennis Johnson Says It’s OK If People ‘Try To Jew Me Down’

Immediately apologizes, saying he thought it was a compliment

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Daybreak: Obama Failing on Iran, Israel, Guns

But here’s Cynthia Ozick on the Belieber question

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Sundown: Boston Suspect Caught on Camera

And Anne Frank’s stepsister says she would have been a Belieber

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Sundown: No Suspects in Boston Attacks

And a 16-year-old yeshiva student in Long Island chose today to make a bomb threat

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De Blasio Staffer Outed as ‘Hyman Doodlesack’

Offered resignation after NY Post revealed anti-Semitic tweets

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Daybreak: FBI Investigating Boston Attack

Eight-year-old victim identified as Martin Richard, of Dorchester.

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The Curator of Joy and Ashes

How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage

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Brooklyn’s Unofficial Mayor

City Councilman Brad Lander’s coalition includes Hasids and J Streeters—but can he move beyond Brooklyn?

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A School for D.C.’s Jewish Elite

The Jewish Primary Day School is now the place to be for the kids of Washington’s politically connected Jews

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The Jewish Women in the DOMA Case

A dispatch from the Supreme Court

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Gay Marriage’s Legal Crusader

Roberta Kaplan took the fight for marriage equality to the Supreme Court

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Kosher Food Trucks Park at AIPAC

Delegates report the food at this year’s policy conference isn’t half bad

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Sheldon Adelson Company Admits Likely Bribery

Las Vegas Sands will cooperate with investigators

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Obama and Bibi Skip the Party

With the president and the prime minister otherwise occupied, will this year’s AIPAC confab bring any results?

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Jewish Groups File Briefs Favoring Gay Marriage

The same-sex marriage cases will be heard at the end of next month

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Bruce Ratner’s Home Courtship

In a bid to attract Brooklyn’s Jews, the Barclays Center hosts Itzhak Perlman and a legendary cantor

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Disgraced and Exiled Rabbi Is Back in Business

Leib Tropper is teaching and lecturing in Staten Island

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Hollywood’s Unknown Rescuer

Before Schindler’s List, an L.A. studio boss saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust. Why was he alone?

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D.C.’s Missing Kosher Food

Washington’s restaurant scene may be booming, but D.C. still isn’t a capital place to find good kosher eats

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Draft Josh Malina!

The West Wing actor is the perfect candidate for the job of White House liaison to the Jewish community

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Inaugural Parade’s Jewish Voice

Charlie Brotman, who has narrated every parade since Eisenhower in 1957, says he won’t retire until 120

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16th Street Synagogue Fights to Stay

The old Union Square shul faces eviction in the coming weeks

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Sephardic Jews Take Manhattan

The Syrian community, long based in Brooklyn, makes itself at home on the Upper East Side

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