The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo
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
Sefi Rivlin, the iconic Israeli comedian who died earlier this month, revolutionized the country’s political scene
A newly published collection reminds that grotesque images of Jews were routinely mailed by ordinary people around the world
In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own
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
On Thursday, lions and tigers performed alongside the Yeshiva Boys Choir for 20,000 Jews at the Barclays Center
How Bibi Netanyahu handed the American president a big trophy—and got what Israel wanted all along
In Denmark, known for its historic tolerance, Jews are now threatened and told to remove their ‘Jewish hats’
This week, Roberta Kaplan will try to get the Supreme Court to overturn DOMA—ratifying her marriage, too
My ancestor, an ultra-Orthodox rabbi, was nearly killed by Zionists. Anti-haredi animosity still drives Israel mad.
The Jesuits’ history with the Jews has been rocky, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate the ascent of Francis
Three subjects—Iran, the Palestinians, and Syria—will surely be the subject of tonight’s dinner in Jerusalem
Why do island nations like Palau and Nauru vote with Israel at the U.N.? Israeli aid has something to do with it.
The Internet says the ruins of the First Temple are in the South Pacific. Matthew Fishbane went to find them.
Should rabbis and other clerics engage in politics? Only, it seems, if they support liberal policies.
It’s becoming impossible to ignore the rumors about Sara Netanyahu’s involvement in her husband’s decisions
Can a group of French students force Twitter to release the names of users posting anti-Semitic tweets?
The Israeli-Syrian border is quiet no more, as armed Islamist rebels pledge to take back the Golan Heights
The latest Miss Israel, Ethiopian-born Yityish Aynaw, says it’s about time a black woman wore the crown
Video: A portrait of Menachem Froman, the peerless Gush Emunim leader who sought ties with Palestinians
The American-Israeli economist’s name has been floated for other gigs
Fox’s popular otherwordly TV show borrows some familiar Judaic lore
We’re pretty sure Jews didn’t write this one
Plus 58 cases of measles among Hasidic Jews in 2013, and more in the news
Recep Erdoğan is condemned for missing tribute to South African leader
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
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