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
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
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
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
When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.
As a 16-year-old Israeli, I loved The Wall. At Yankee Stadium last week, I saw its moral failure.
Gertrude Himmelfarb argues that the philosemitism of writers like George Eliot can be a cure for anti-Semitism
The ketubah—the prenup’s antecedent—proves that, although love is ephemeral, a signature is forever
Inertia is its own moral choice, the great critic argued, a point to remember when facing the crisis in Syria
A provocative Paris show of Orientalist art charts the European encounter with Sephardic Jewry
In Francesca Segal’s The Innocents, the Jews of north London face the constrictions of Edith Wharton’s New York
The famed screenwriter, who died Tuesday at 71, single-handedly invented a new kind of woman
In his Bech books, the great novelist of American WASPdom parsed the allure and otherness of Jewish writers
A new French film is worth watching if only for its portrayal of aesthetic corruption propelled by bigotry
Her heroines are Jewish, but the best-selling novelist is working—despite her protests—in a goyish genre
From the archive: A gay man and an Orthodox rabbi find connection in Wayne Hoffman’s novel Sweet Like Sugar
The Fan Who Knew Too Much collects Anthony Heilbut’s essays on politics, culture, and gospel music
On his centennial, the kids’ illustrator and New Yorker and Daily Worker contributor is celebrated in Miami
The museum removed photos of gay men at Berlin’s Holocaust memorial from an exhibit on sex and identity
Bravo’s talk-show host, author of the new memoir Most Talkative, is heir to a gossipy tradition in television
That’s at least 100 corned beef sandwiches!
South African-born writer Benjamin Pogrund remembers an old friend
Plus Operation Israeli Weather 2.0, and more in the news
Sure it’s not a land deal, but maybe we’re getting somewhere?
Jerusalem’s Hummus satellite declares war on smart phones
My night with Kanye West and 20,000 other believers
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
You can finally blame today’s awful music on your children
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