The steel magnate—son-in-law of the former president and once a symbol of post-Soviet nepotism—now advocates for the rule of law
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
A match a century in the making brings two tough, funny, liberated stars into glorious alignment
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
I’ve struggled for decades to feel comfortable in synagogue as a single woman. Wrapped in a silk prayer shawl, I finally felt at home.
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?
Women’s Purim costumes have gotten skimpier and sexier. I tried to buck the trend, but it didn’t go well.
Video: How to bake the perfect batch of triangular cookies for Purim—with homemade fruit filling
You wouldn’t expect that the tractate on Shabbat would be the place to discuss circumcision. You’d be wrong.
Emily Bazelon’s new book argues that bullying comes in different forms and so should its antidotes
A website’s interactive map brings the city’s Jewish past to life, showcasing everything from synagogues to smoked meat
Starstruck author Yael Levy puts religious Jewish women in a place they’re rarely found: romance novels
Tebit, a sticky, sweet chicken dish traditionally served on Shabbat, is gaining popularity—for good reason
Talmudic rabbis debate the reach of permissions and prohibitions, and Jews are rewarded for virtuous behavior
What happens when an Israeli and a Palestinian, separated by checkpoints, meet and fall for each other
As an Orthodox woman, I relish the freedom from ogling that modest dress offers—but it’s nice to be admired
A Jewish spiritual practice called Mussar offers hope and inner peace for women in an unlikely place: prison
As a doctor, I know there’s a power higher than me. That’s why I pray every day for the people I’m treating.
A Jewish deli favorite endures in a Mexican-American neighborhood that was once L.A.’s Lower East Side
A partridge native to Yemen might go extinct. A rabbi is trying to save it, because he thinks it’s kosher.
The rabbis who reasoned about the day of rest also celebrated it. Plus: The Talmud on iPad and in translation.
Orthodox fashionistas everywhere rejoice
There’s a headline we weren’t quite ready for
Plus Jason Segel is David Foster Wallace, and more in the news
Watch the snowfall in the Old City on “The Kotel Cam”
URJ’s 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy has robotics, video game design, and more
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
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