Last week’s assassination of Hezbollah commander Hassan Laqqis in Beirut was a taste of what may come
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
In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own
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?
Synagogues are full and kosher restaurants abound as liberal immigrants, Orthodox singles, and secular Jews come together
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
New albums find inspiration in the Passover haggadah
How Richard Wagner ousted Giacomo Meyerbeer from the operatic pantheon
Bandleader Arturo O’Farrill puts a new spin on a Latin-Jewish classic
A new biography is overly impressed by Leonard Bernstein’s liberal politics
Israel’s best-selling rock musicians draw freely from the liturgy
A Jewish Valentine? Bring on the heartbreak
New sounds in Jewish-Latin fusion
Once bustling, and long silent, Krakow’s streets sing anew
At annual culture festival, Jewishness is abundant; Jews, scarce
How Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller tapped into the soul of ’50s America—and made it sing
Regina Spektor’s new album finds the human in the divine
Duo opens new chapter in the history of black-Jewish collaboration
A klezmer musician turns her grandmother’s FBI files into musical theater
An introduction to the beguiling melodies of maftirim
Musical stage acts with soul
NYPD investigating assault on 22-year-old Taj Patterson as a hate crime
NPR’s Planet Money wants to reunite Jennifer with her bat mitzvah t-shirt
That’s at least 100 corned beef sandwiches!
South African-born writer Benjamin Pogrund remembers an old friend
Plus Operation Israeli Weather 2.0, and more in the news
Sure it’s not a land deal, but maybe we’re getting somewhere?
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
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
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