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.
In a public debate over a controversial new Holocaust film, Poland faces up to a complicated past
My family Kiddush became the haunting opening for Schindler’s List, and was sampled by the hip-hop collective
An Israeli director is beaten in France, and his film, Rock the Casbah, gets mired in politics of perception
America’s greatest Jewish director was haunted by the Nazi horror—too much to address it directly in film
Room 237 uses Talmudic exegesis to uncover whether Kubrick’s film is about Indians, the Holocaust, or bears
The new Disney Oz flick stars Jewish actors. Somewhere, over the rainbow, that will no longer matter.
John Garfield, the tough, underrated Hollywood star who would have turned 100 today, embodied Jewish pride
A new documentary looks at the many iterations of the popular tune, from Hasidic niggun to American kitsch
Billy Crystal is long gone, but the Academy Awards medley need not be! The Tattler sings of 2012’s best films.
What if Lincoln, Life of Pi, and other Academy Award-nominated films got sequels starring Jewish characters?
Before Schindler’s List, an L.A. studio boss saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust. Why was he alone?
Zero Dark Thirty and the Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.
Eytan Fox’s brilliant new film Yossi makes gay love into something much more powerful
A film and several books spotlight the 1970s—when the city embraced Soviet Jews, and a new world was born
The Golden Globes and Oscars reward Lincoln and Django. Are slavery movies the new Holocaust flicks?
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
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
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