A new campaign strategy for Anthony Weiner, courtesy of Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, and more
The influential former secretary of state—courtier, careerist, proud American, conflicted Jew—turns 90
As political and financial crises deepen in Western Europe, French Jewry is facing a familiar test
Thrill to the Jewish Philosopher Queen as she does battle with boring Nazis, The New Yorker, and Mossad
The Bluths, returning this weekend for a fourth season, are the Jewish world’s archetypal family
Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year
Serving as an Army chaplain gave one cantor a new view of the holiday, and a belief in a brighter future
Video: Astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo’s home reflects her mixed heritage—and wide-ranging spirituality
This week’s Talmud reading prompts strikingly contemporary questions about observance and belief
Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, but in Israel cancer patients have appropriated the tradition to celebrate beating the disease
Thanksgiving means family reunions—for some people. For others, it offers an opportunity to stay home and be grateful for having cut those ties.
First I learned that a wanted criminal from New York had fled to my Canadian shul; then I remembered that, as cantor, he’d begged God to forgive me
Growing up with divorced parents—one Jewish, one not—seemed to offer an abundance of holiday riches. Instead, it caused grade-school trouble.
Max Brooks shares his father Mel’s sense of humor. But when it comes to thinking about zombie outbreaks and how to prevent them, he is dead serious.
For a boy with little exposure to religion, the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons led to a spiritual awakening—that the supernatural may not be the same as the divine
A late-night mistake, a ruptured college friendship, and a Yom Kippur apology. Atonement can make things better, if not quite fix them.
Sixty years ago, I committed a small act of injustice against someone whose name I never knew. This Yom Kippur, I can finally set the record straight.
The protests in Israel these last two months were nothing short of a revolution. But can the political hope continue through the fall chill?
PTSD expert Yuval Neria talks about cutting-edge and time-worn approaches to healing in the aftermath of trauma
I’ve always had a frosty relationship with my testicles. Last month I turned 41, and now I’m convinced that they’re more trouble than they’re worth.
Denim defined fashion for a generation of frum schoolgirls, who played with Orthodoxy’s rules of modesty through small acts of sartorial rebellion. A slideshow of one woman’s beskirted past.
When the middle-aged, out-of-shape male body finally begins to rebel, there are only so many reparative options for the devoutly sedentary. In praise of pilates and—of all things—prenatal yoga.
From Northern California to the Lower East Side and back again: An illustrator goes on a circuitous, emotional, and ultimately satisfying search for a well-fitting bra
Growing up in a community of Jewish astronomers and scientists in Pasadena, Calif., meant searching for God while exploring the heavens
Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map
Street performers who pose for tourists by the Colosseum battle city authorities
Plus Israeli electric car manufacturer runs of gas money?
A rabbi and a serviceman meet while helping homeless vets
The world cries ‘fowl’ about his culinarily curious choice of grub
The global love for Jewish caricatures endures
On the Guardian columnist’s response to the terror attack in London
Plus drones, bacon, Billy Joel, and the Church of Scotland
Israel takes another small step toward Haredi conscription
…that he doesn’t want them to do comedy
We profiled Medea Benjamin back last year
Berlin was once home to 50,000 Jewish-owned businesses. A historian is now obsessively reconstructing their demise.
A visit to B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue brings back memories of milchig establishments of yore
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.