In a public high school near Atlanta, the Jewish Culture Club is thriving—and not just because the meetings include pizza
Bridging the gap between biblical terseness and the needs of a functioning Jewish legal system
The great critic’s sparkling new tour of American literature illuminates the sublime life of books
The U.N. body has been criticized for omitting Jewish ties to the Temple Mount in a resolution. But it’s what the resolution did affirm that is far more troubling.
The screenwriter and unlikely Dylan relative talks about wanting to convert to Judaism, her favorite Jewish holiday, and why she hates social media
‘The word Jew made no appearance in the Atlantic announcement’ of Jeffrey Goldberg’s appointment, the self-styled ‘anti-Zionist’ website complained
Los Angeles outfielder Joc Pederson is ready to make his mark in Jewish baseball history as the Dodgers try to secure their first pennant since 1988
Want miniature figurines of Rose, Dorothy, Blanche, and Sophia? It’ll cost you.
A Jewish immigrant from Poland, Phil and his brother Leonard began Chess Records in Chicago, popularizing artists like Etta James, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, and Chuck Berry
Unless we change the award’s silly criteria, there’s a good case to be made for the Israeli prime minister’s significant contribution to regional stability
Pondering the future of Donald Trump’s son-in-law and surrogate
As their sons and ‘temporary husbands’ are ripped from them to fight a proxy war in Syria, grieving mothers and brides are compensated with only a promise of spiritual redemption from Sayyeda Zaynab, a granddaughter of the Prophet
Fear the digitally-skillful bullies who happen to disagree with you. They represent the tyranny of the weak.
Three weeks ago, Shimon Peres sat for what he intended to be a Rosh Hashanah-timed discussion about the state of the world. It was also his final one.
The presidential debate pitted an outdated, ‘tough-guy’ version of masculinity against the modern era, which is upon us anyway
Not even Ewan McGregor can turn the author’s narcissism into a relatable work of art in his adaptation of ‘American Pastoral’
Sixty years after the Suez Crisis, two new histories of the Egypt-Israel conflict try to garner lessons on the Mideast and American power in a changing world
How an 18th-century Eastern European kabbalist Jew produced one of the first Hebrew bestsellers
This week on Unorthodox, Yiddish maven Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath and ‘Bad German’ Tessa Kim
To truly know a rabbinical scholar, read his correspondence
The Met’s new exhibit reimagines the holy city as a pleasant pile of objects, conveniently free of people and their delusions
This week on Unorthodox, ‘Alexa’ editor David Kaufman and Jack Daniels’ in-house historian Nelson Eddy
How learning to ‘leyn’ Torah helped me connect with long-lost ancestors
Forget the little hut in the backyard. These grand sukkahs combine luxury and design with halachic detail.
After my best friend died of complications from HIV, I avoided synagogue and found sanctuary in my mother’s house instead. And that’s where I found a space to atone, and a path to move forward.
A simple dispute over ownership leads the Talmudic sages into a debate, in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ about the value of a spiritual oath versus secular claims of honesty
The High Holidays are a time for apologizing. But when it comes to getting forgiveness in return, that’s up to the people you’ve wronged.