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
Pioneering feminist comics artist Nicole Hollander has drawn her big-haired, big-nosed heroine for 30 years
My mother pretended we weren’t Jewish when we moved to the South—but couldn’t resist kvelling over my book about it
The vintage children’s book about a Jewish Tom Thumb still speaks to today’s kids
Finishing the Torah cycle, like finishing a scary children’s book, provides a much-needed sense of accomplishment
To the neurotic urban parent, Sukkot might as well be called Booths of Death
How a current best-seller gets Yom Kippur shockingly right
Rosh Hashanah, a reminder of the cyclical nature of Jewish life, provides good lessons for parenting
‘Inclusive’ education—when special-needs students share classrooms with other students—benefits all kids
The Julia Roberts blockbuster—and the Elizabeth Gilbert memoir it’s based on—get the prayer part all wrong
A hot day in Tel Aviv, a bored child, and a discussion of the Commandments
A new book defends the height-challenged and teaches kids about the misuse of science
City or subdivision: Where’s the best place to raise kids?
Rethinking the traditions of tish and bedeken for a progressive, egalitarian wedding
The blessings of Jewish camps for special-needs kids
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
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
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