Today, as Israelis vote, the religious Zionist theology of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook and his son looms large
In most places, the No Pants Subway Ride is just a prank. How’d it go over in a city that prizes modesty?
Adrift at home, a woman sets out to find the Promised Land—in Jamaica, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Israel
Author Lily Brett explores everything from Hendrix to the Holocaust in a thinly veiled autobiographical novel
In the first part of a new series, we meet a sex therapist who helps religious Jews achieve intimacy
Celebrating a half-century of work, the photographer recalls his Bronx childhood and days at Ground Zero
With the new Broadway musical A Christmas Story, songwriter Benj Pasek continues a storied tradition
With 200 acres, a love of the mamaloshen, and little by way of experience, a dreamer starts Yiddish Farm
Author Simon Kuper uses soccer to show how, as Dutch Jews were killed, life went on for everyone else
Between stops on a world tour, Alisa Weilerstein remembers the late Elliott Carter and plays us some Bach
If a society’s vitality is evidenced by the pulse of its dance music, then there’s hope for Israel
A new book argues that the roster of Jewish jocks includes matadors, weightlifters, and competitive eaters
In The Canvas, novelist Benjamin Stein looks at the Binjamin Wilkomirski story from opposing angles
A new biography of the singer, performing in Brooklyn this week, tells how a penniless teen got her star born
The man who brought us When Bad Things Happen to Good People turns to a biblical predecessor for lessons
In Fortress Israel, journalist Patrick Tyler argues that the country’s warrior ethos impedes Mideast peace
A controversial radio play of the famous diary—rejected in 1952 as too Jewish—gets a second airing
Hanna Rosin’s book The End of Men says women now outperform men. Is that true in Jewish communal life?
Epichorus, led by a rabbinical student and with a Sudanese Muslim singer, redefines devotional music
Theodore Ross grew up pretending he wasn’t Jewish. His book Am I a Jew? traces his re-engagement with Judaism.
The Alaev Family, from Tajikistan by way of Israel, turns traditional folk songs into infectious dance music
Bambi was invented by a Viennese Jew. David Rakoff, who died Aug. 9, examined the story’s dark side in 2006.
Betty Sussman, 80, finds her calling as an official greeter at Palm Beach International Airport
New York Times writer Doreen Carvajal goes to Spain to understand why her ancestors hid their Jewish roots
How oversensitivity toward Germany’s Nazi past contributed to the murder of 11 Israeli athletes in 1972
Documentary film The Light in Her Eyes reveals how a Syrian school upends notions about religious education
How a Polish Jewish refugee named Joseph Greenstein became a legendary Coney Island strongman
Israel was founded on the belief that refugees deserve a safe haven. Does that apply to Jews only?
From the archive: A gay man and an Orthodox rabbi find connection in Wayne Hoffman’s novel Sweet Like Sugar
Aline Kominsky-Crumb, half of the legendary comics duo, submits to a high-hair makeover for the sake of art