Brooklyn’s Unofficial Mayor

City Councilman Brad Lander’s coalition includes Hasids and J Streeters—but can he move beyond Brooklyn?

The Weak Link in the Iran Fight

A scary incident in Austria shows that in the standoff against Iran, Europe is not standing up to the mullahs

Being the Jew in the Box

To have conversations with Germans about Jews, I had to become an exhibition at Berlin’s Jewish Museum

Pakistan’s Jewish Ghosts

According to the state’s election commission, there are 800 registered Jewish voters. That’s bogus.

The Circus, Kosher for Passover

On Thursday, lions and tigers performed alongside the Yeshiva Boys Choir for 20,000 Jews at the Barclays Center

Behind Obama’s Turkey Win

How Bibi Netanyahu handed the American president a big trophy—and got what Israel wanted all along

Hiding Judaism in Copenhagen

In Denmark, known for its historic tolerance, Jews are now threatened and told to remove their ‘Jewish hats’

Gay Marriage’s Legal Crusader

This week, Roberta Kaplan will try to get the Supreme Court to overturn DOMA—ratifying her marriage, too

Bring Back the Men in Black

My ancestor, an ultra-Orthodox rabbi, was nearly killed by Zionists. Anti-haredi animosity still drives Israel mad.

Is a Jesuit Good for the Jews?

The Jesuits’ history with the Jews has been rocky, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate the ascent of Francis

Imagining the Obama-Bibi Gabfest

Three subjects—Iran, the Palestinians, and Syria—will surely be the subject of tonight’s dinner in Jerusalem

Israel at the Ends of the Earth

Why do island nations like Palau and Nauru vote with Israel at the U.N.? Israeli aid has something to do with it.

My Hunt for Solomon’s Temple

The Internet says the ruins of the First Temple are in the South Pacific. Matthew Fishbane went to find them.

America’s Anti-Gun Theocrats

Should rabbis and other clerics engage in politics? Only, it seems, if they support liberal policies.

Israel’s Covert Operator?

It’s becoming impossible to ignore the rumors about Sara Netanyahu’s involvement in her husband’s decisions

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