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.
A reissued novel shines a light on the most neglected Singer sibling
Were postwar American Jews really ‘silent’ about the Holocaust?
Sex, white supremacists, ramen noodles, and more
I.F. Stone was prescient on Zionism, less so on Communism
Soloveitchik, Céline, Salinger, and more
Chandler Burr’s new novel is an anti-Jewish tirade
A new history examines the German theologians who made a Jesus in their own image
Gertrude Himmelfarb charts Victorian novelist George Eliot’s road to philo-Semitism
The rise and fall of Isaac Rosenfeld, Saul Bellow’s great rival
What the Wittgenstein family gained and lost
The short, tragic life of English poet Isaac Rosenberg
How Judaism remade itself in the wake of the Second Temple’s destruction
A memoir burnishes the reputation of the Operation Valkyrie conspirators
A new novella showcases Amos Oz’s wizardry
Jonathan Goldstein tells Bible stories
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
Plus Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline finally happening, and more in the news
Will European health officials take note?
Citing cost, Israeli premier ignites a firestorm among detractors
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