Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach
Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?
My family’s history gave me a pedigree as a Jewish New Yorker—until a visit revealed how quickly the past disappeared
When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my wedding vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.
Annette Ezekiel Kogan tells all about punk-klezmer band Golem’s latest album
A Jane Austen classic reset in the Galilee
God & Co., Episode IV
Expert tips for the phony bar mitzvah boy
Ed Zwick and Leon Wieseltier on fighters, cab drivers, creepy forests, and the movie Defiance
The haunted films of Chantal Akerman
Readers’ reviews from the 2009 New York Jewish Film Festival
The Exorcist meets The Dybbuk in The Unborn
A new film spotlights a far-flung group seeking connection with the mainstream
An animated investigation of war
The enigmatic “Jew fairy” at the center of The Boys in the Band
Jeff Goldblum discusses his tour-de-force role in Adam Resurrected
Kate Winslet gambles for your tears in The Reader
Lars von Trier’s Europa delves into Germany’s past—and possibly his family’s
Saying “Never again” to Holocaust movies
Jerusalem’s Hummus satellite declares war on smart phones
My night with Kanye West and 20,000 other believers
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
You can finally blame today’s awful music on your children
Plus Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline finally happening, and more in the news
Will European health officials take note?
Citing cost, Israeli premier ignites a firestorm among detractors
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler sued by board members
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past