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
Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach
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
In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own
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
Meir Soloveichik, scion of a famous Orthodox dynasty, will give the Republicans’ invocation
A Pennsylvania rabbi, backed by a local imam, engages in a battle for full control over religious burials
The three factors that explain why a Republican president is no more likely to stage a pre-emptive attack
Reports about a religious woman running for office reveal a media blind spot: Orthodox women
Why the future of American Judaism as we know it depends on the survival of the Jewish state
Teaching Israelis and Palestinians to ride longboards, I saw the power of the sport to bring kids together
Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?
A Danish art exhibit attacks public figures who ‘insult’ but not those who issue death threats in response
Days after being stabbed in a Tel Aviv café, my African student remains determined to learn the Aleph-Bet
Leaving London’s games without a single medal, Israel needs to get serious about its commitment to sports
Palestinians in the diaspora are thriving, so what exactly is preventing success in the West Bank and Gaza?
After losing his eyesight serving in the Israeli Army, Zohar Sharon won the world championship for blind golf
The GOP candidate was deemed ‘racist’ for calling Israeli culture superior. Albert Einstein said it too.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi Arabia’s rulers bury their differences to fight the Shiite enemy
Why American-born athletes Donald Sanford and Jillian Schwartz are competing for Israel’s team in London
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
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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