A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.
New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
The country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—died 11 years ago this week
An excerpt from a new analysis of King David, the biblical poet-hero
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
There is no single unifying cuisine, but Jewish food from Central and South America is coming into its own
For the first time, I’m concerned about my kids’ Jewishness as I send them off in the morning
A new study of the Warsaw Ghetto features the brutal and the banal
Jewish liberalism, spiritual boredom, and crock-pot miracles
Daniel Levin and Austin Ratner could have been professionals; instead they became novelists
Inside the world of Benjamin De Casseres: aphorist, diarist, egotist
Jews and Germans, Trotsky, Clarice Lispector
How the fathers of Critical Theory found their way to America
A writer-lawyer tackles Primo Levi’s tangled life and legacy
Going nuts, draft dodging, and Louis Brandeis
Madoff, interfaith dialogue, British Jews, and more
A novelist reflects on what it means to be a Jewish writer
Rich Cohen’s new book, ‘Israel is Real,’ is divorced from reality
Virtuous Poles, an X-Men villain, Rashi’s daughters, and YA classics
In a searching memoir, a daughter revisits her father’s deceptions
An anthology tries—and fails—to paint Einstein as hostile to Israel
Black-Jewish harmony, sitting shiva, bat mitzvah prep, and more
Israeli band’s new album showcases distinctive mix of rock, klezmer, and funk
Senator’s parallel between region’s imperiled Christians and Jews draws ire
How much more evidence do we really need?
More proof that Israel is not becoming a theocracy
Their resolution itself is just as comically inept
Watchdog group cites more incidents through July 2014 than in all of 2013
Infamous audience member from 1993 show now married to a Jewish woman
To understand what’s happening in Crown Heights today, look at Instagram
You wouldn’t plotz if you lost a bingo game; zaftig is ‘more plump than heavy’
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury