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 group deserves to be lauded for steering a country’s transition towards democratic governance following revolution. But its recognition comes at a cost.
The conservative commentator was upset about how much Israel was referenced during Wednesday’s Republican debate
The first victim of the 9/11 attacks was a veteran of an elite IDF unit, as well as an innovative Internet entrepreneur
You might not know their names, but their influence is felt in every denomination, in every corner of the country
Our public schools have few Jews left. We should let everyone go to school on Jewish holidays.
The failure of Palestinian leaders to seriously grapple with the Oslo framework leads to more senseless deaths
The newspaper settles the ‘explosive historical question that cuts to the essence of competing claims to what may be the world’s most contested piece of real estate’
Herbert Kretzmer, the 90-year-old lyricist of ‘Les Misérables,’ reflects on his career on the musical’s 30th anniversary
Get to know Jason Chaffetz, the man who may very well be the next Speaker of the House
Citing opposition to a strict school policy, a sociologist scheduled to give a talk at the Mormon-sponsored university backed out. I wondered if I should the same.
Extended hours in effect at Midwood, Borough Park, Mapleton, and Ryder branches, beginning October 25
It’s time for Israel to disengage from the disastrous and murderous Palestinian Authority, no matter how high the cost
Cohen the Israeli spy? He’s on the phone to Nikolai Patrushev, Putin’s national security adviser, because that’s how grown-ups do business.
This pontiff—and the one before—and what’s left of Rome
Having failed to stop the Iran deal, and ignored by Democrats and Republicans alike, can the once-mighty organization bounce back?
How a gang of ultra-Orthodox fanatics led by a female ex-Catholic French resistance fighter kidnapped a boy and evaded the Mossad. And then it gets crazier.
The photographer talks about ‘Southern Rites,’ her HBO documentary and companion book project about racial tensions in small-town Georgia
Amy Schumer’s $8 million book deal, plus writer Sloane Crosley on her new novel and New York Times poetry critic David Orr on Jewish poets
An excerpt from Francine Prose’s new biography of the eminent art collector and socialite Peggy Guggenheim
Peggy Guggenheim: the bon vivant and tell-all memoirist who defied her family, took a thousand lovers, and forever changed the art world
The generous master poet of the sublime died this week at age 78
Fiction by Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, for Sukkot, in a new English translation by Jeffrey Saks
How a group of Jews turned a Buddhist spiritual practice into a distinctly American phenomenon—and a multi-billion-dollar industry
How WWII changed the way America thought about deli
The owners of Philadelphia’s popular restaurant Zahav share their recipes—and personal stories—in a new cookbook
For the witches at Jewitch Camp, observing the holiday means combining Jewish prayers with neo-pagan rituals
On Hoshana Rabbah, as the High Holidays’ period of judgment comes to a conclusion, give your chicken soup a taste of something meaningful
Food expert Uri Mayer-Chissick leads foraging tours in Israel to help preserve the region’s agricultural and culinary history