Stop Snitchin’

Moses, the hero of this week’s parasha, had his own code of silence. Like every self-respecting rapper, he understood that squealing signals a breakdown of social cohesion.

‘Blade II’ and Fried Rice

When the writer and performer Janice Erlbaum volunteered to work Christmas Eve at a shelter for homeless teens, the girls confronted her with a hard question: “Why are you here?”

The Asocial Network

Jacob, the hero of this week’s parasha, understood what really mattered in life. The Facebook Generation doesn’t.

Looking for Mokum

Part 3 of 3: Visiting Amsterdam and learning to love the Jewish version of the Eurovision Song Contest

Looking for Mokum

Part 2 of 3: A chilly visit to Amsterdam’s Portuguese Synagogue and an awkward one to Anne Frank’s Secret Annex

Looking for Mokum

Part 1 of 3: Returning to Amsterdam, scene of my post-college-crisis memoir, Everything Is Going To Be Great, to explore its Jewish history

Breaking Away

A year in the life of Luzer Twersky, a 23-year-old former Satmar who left hasidism behind

Leaky Weeks

Joseph, the hero of this week’s parasha, could teach Wikileaks’ Julian Assange a thing or two about personal responsibility

Top Ten

David Hazony argues that the Decalogue is as relevant today as it’s ever been

Morality Play

Israelis, as a new survey shows, could learn a thing or two from the Joseph of this week’s parasha

Croak and Dagger

A writer finds echoes of the Holocaust wherever he turns

Free Vanunu, Too

If we’ve learned anything from Joseph, the hero of this week’s parasha, we must demand justice for Israeli spy Mordechai Vanunu

Angel Dust

Jacob struggles with the angel in this week’s parasha. As a new book about an Armenian family’s history shows, we must do the same.

Bright Spots

The best of this year’s chanukiahs, the menorahs used for Hanukkah, are beautiful, sometimes clever, and occasionally poignant

Regeneration

A new report tries to understand the demographic shift facing Jewish leadership

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