The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
Long seen as allies of the Jewish state, Bedouins may be embracing their neighbors’ identity—as a way of expressing their own
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
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter
The Talmudic rabbis saw the world as a wedding—a place of charity and pleasures to be enjoyed while it lasts
The Israeli owners of London’s intimate Middle Eastern restaurant score a six-figure cookbook deal
Street performers who pose for tourists by the Colosseum battle city authorities
With its award-winning cookbook Seafoodpedia, Tel Aviv restaurant Mul-Yam brings a world of fish to Israel
The Sephardi Voices history project collects testimony from Jews who fled Arab lands after Israel was founded
A different version of the famed manual of mental disorders
The cards my Christian paternal grandparents sent me as a child came with small checks—and a hidden agenda
Through reasoning, the rabbis brought all of natural creation under the rule of law
Asher Lopatin succeeds Avi Weiss at an influential seminary, offering a pluralistic version of Orthodoxy
Haircuts are a Lag b’Omer tradition. Some have turned this Jewish custom into a way to help needy kids.
Hamburger chain Burgerim opens its first American store, serving fast food with a Middle Eastern twist
Instead of focusing on dieting before my daughter’s bat mitzvah, I decided to get in shape emotionally
The Talmud’s pragmatism and wonder meet in a technical problem about the height of a boundary line
JBI International’s Braille materials and audiobooks help blind Jews stay connected to the community
I’m engaged to a non-Jew. We plan to build a Jewish family, even if it won’t look exactly like the one I grew up in.
The Friday Review of Books
Plus Egypt’s Gen. Sisi is Time readers’ Person of the Year, and more
Before concessions on borders, Israel demands its safety be guaranteed
How the new structure advances the debate over prayer at the Western Wall
Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
Happy Hanukkah from Palermo, Sicily
A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up
Plus Kerry offers security proposal to Netanyahu, and more in the news
On the tricky logic of assigning guilt
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