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
Oran Etkin takes his cues from Malian griots, Louis Armstrong, and the shtetl
A new book reveals the secrets of the mikveh
How a murder by a British major helped end the British Mandate in Palestine
Israel’s best-selling rock musicians draw freely from the liturgy
Following the trail of the Grand Concourse from premier address to place of ruin
Mafia tales from one of Israel’s roughest neighborhoods
A debut novelist talks about love and tomatoes
Janice Erlbaum tells the story of an old Yiddish song and modern-day sex workers
Remembering Harvey Kurtzman, the genius behind MAD Magazine
When Jewish women were the leading ladies of Indian cinema
Yiddish radio was booming in the 1930s and ’40s. A scholar looks back.
Caraid O’Brien is a Ulysses performer and Yiddish-theater translator
A klezmer musician turns her grandmother’s FBI files into musical theater
A father’s rumination on teeth, lullabies, and the roots of language
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