A strong communal response to a terrorist attack in the 1980s seeded a new generation of dynamic leaders
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict used to be complex. By partnering with terrorists, Mahmoud Abbas just made it very simple.
The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
Thousands of Holocaust stories have been published. Many, like ‘Sky Tinged Red,’ are rescued from oblivion by family.
In ‘A Bintel Brief,’ Liana Finck draws a love-letter to the cowards, stoolies, brides, and sons who inspired Abraham Cahan
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
Gabriel Negrin, 25, the new head rabbi of Athens, will soon become the country’s chief rabbi—with an eye on renewing traditions
Video: The former Soviet republic’s Jewish history dates back millennia. This simple recipe is one of the community’s treasures.
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
How to reconcile religious prohibitions on autopsies with the need to determine a cause of death
A novel excerpt examines the desperation of a family in need of a kidney
Freud and his theories on the inheritance of Jewishness
From the archives: The neverending fetishistic fascination with Jews and intelligence
The recession has hit the rabbinate, too. How are the newly ordained—and laid-off veterans—handling the rabbi glut?
As fights over textbooks simmer, Jewish groups enter the fray
As the CDC considers recommending circumcision, a look at the history and purpose of the procedure
After a young woman’s 1871 death, the press took aim at an immigrant from Plotsk
The school where Orthodox Israeli women learn to be filmmakers
Israeli studs make a new kind of porno
Janice Erlbaum tells the story of an old Yiddish song and modern-day sex workers
Immunization fears lead to another outbreak among New York’s ultra-Orthodox
Golem, welcome to Williamsburg
A look at Abraham Hochman, 19th-century Lower East Side clairvoyant
The volcanoes and other geological events behind Exodus
Students for Justice in Palestine delivered the flyers to campus dorm rooms
Education Ministry releases new curriculum in advance of Yom HaShoah
The pop star dresses up as bar mitzvah DJ Yosef Shulem in new music video
A seventh-grade class responds to our feature on survivors living in poverty
The comedian explains he’s not actually Jewish, everyone just thinks he is
Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky was taken by pro-Russian forces in Slovyansk
Assault charges filed in December attack of gay black man in Williamsburg
What it all means for the peace process
Exposed fellow white nationalists in 1987 for lesser prison term and new name
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.