Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
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?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
The activist behind those anti-Christmas billboards says Judaism is incompatible with the views of nonbelievers—like himself
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
A new book gives an insider’s assessment of four Israeli prime ministers—and Menachem Begin the voice he never had
Jonathan Schneer’s history of the Balfour Declaration frames a still-unfolding struggle
A Ramallah man struggles to find a reading public for Maimonides
A scuttled development on Israel’s Palmahim beach marks a victory for environmental groups
If Saudi Arabia gets the bomb, the rest of the Middle East is likely to go nuclear
A liberal Jewish journalist in Israel wonders where her allegiance lies
On Israel’s left and right, calls for binationalism are gaining ground. But the idea is a betrayal of Zionism, and of Judaism.
The Israel Museum’s impressive $100 million renovation awkwardly attempts to redefine the Jewish world
The United States abandoned Beirut, and Israel takes the blame
A new look at the origins of Islam describes a tolerant world that may not have existed
Is U.S. military aid to Lebanon being used against Israel?
Israeli democracy is strengthening, not weakening—and that might be the problem
Israeli President Shimon Peres reflects on his mentor, his peace partner, and whether the State of Israel will survive
How media companies are using the Internet to make anti-Semitism respectable
The odyssey of Jack Tytell: An intimate look at the accused Jewish killer
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New music from Britney Spears, One Direction, and more
The Rockets small forward is also having a breakout NBA season
The Friday Review of Books
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Before concessions on borders, Israel demands its safety be guaranteed
How the new structure advances the debate over prayer at the Western Wall
Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
Happy Hanukkah from Palermo, Sicily
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