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
Archie Gottesman got New Yorkers to love a storage company. Can she get Jews to love being Jewish?
When we fled Cuba in 1962, my uncle stayed. He died 50 years later, without ever explaining his decision.
Washington’s restaurant scene may be booming, but D.C. still isn’t a capital place to find good kosher eats
After the dish rescued my family from a robbery, I traveled the world searching for new ways to cook it
Lionizing those who perform feats of memory and logic, who reason strictly from premise to conclusion
When I decided that my next book would include a gun, I went to a firing range for the first time—and loved it
Studio G-dcast videos bring together animators and storytellers to put a modern spin on ancient Jewish texts
On Tu B’Shevat, Jews celebrate the natural world. Do we praise it for its own sake, or only as a reflection of God?
In this week’s page of Talmud, the rabbis show their skill at making distinctions between obligation and acting out
For Tu B’Shevat, a cooking class creates a perfect opportunity to teach children about Jewish values
When my newborn daughter became gravely ill, I found strength in the first Torah portion I ever chanted
On Martin Luther King Day, remembering the advantages of a public-school—rather than day-school—education
Eliyahu Goldratt’s The Goal is required reading in every business school, but it’s also a fable about Israeli-American relations
In most places, the No Pants Subway Ride is just a prank. How’d it go over in a city that prizes modesty?
A best-selling Israeli cookbook collects the best recipes—and the best stories—from communal dining halls
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
Recep Erdoğan is condemned for missing tribute to South African leader
NYPD investigating assault on 22-year-old Taj Patterson as a hate crime
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
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