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
Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own
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?
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
This week, the great architect’s FDR memorial, designed in 1974, opens on Roosevelt Island in New York
A series of exhibits focuses on Oscar Rabine. Did his 1978 exile to Paris clear new ground for dissident art?
The recently discovered street photographer trained her lens on my family—and a lost, genteel world
Socalled, Ugandans, and klezmer at North America’s largest gathering of Jewish and Yiddish culture
That hot new website making fun of Jewish Republicans? My husband and I made it—and you’re welcome.
The Syrian diaspora in Israel watches its once-vibrant ancestral home fall to ruin in the country’s civil war
A provocative Paris show of Orientalist art charts the European encounter with Sephardic Jewry
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
As Twitter and text messages force linguistic brevity, English starts to look more like vowel-free Hebrew
Israeli Asaf Hanuka crashes the party in Paris, as the comic-strip-obsessed city hosts Spiegelman and Crumb
A ghostly chaise at Grossinger’s, rubble at the Concord, and other photos of once-great Catskills resorts
Aline Kominsky-Crumb, half of the legendary comics duo, submits to a high-hair makeover for the sake of art
Internet parodies of the Fuhrer, including a new blog, weaken our memory of the Holocaust—and that’s good
The Czech Surrealist Jindřich Heisler’s mystical art, on view in Chicago, reflected the Holocaust he avoided
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
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