The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
Long seen as allies of the Jewish state, Bedouins may be embracing their neighbors’ identity—as a way of expressing their own
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
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter
Rahm Emanuel won’t be Chicago’s next mayor, because the city won’t elect a Jew
The Stuxnet attack on Iran is a new development in the evolution of cyberwarfare
Israel may or may not have been behind the Stuxnet ‘worm’ attack on Iran—and it doesn’t matter whether it was
Muslim zealots claim the Internet is a Jewish conspiracy. They’re not wrong.
The Internet is reshaping our ideas of diplomacy, governance, and war—especially in the Middle East
Former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar takes sides—and chooses Israel
A deaf Muslim atheist responds defiantly to the debate over the ‘Ground Zero mosque’
For Jews and for Americans, what does it mean to be a chosen people?
Gal Beckerman recalls the Struggle for Soviet Jewry, which reinvigorated a tradition of Jewish political engagement
The key to a lasting peace, argues Israeli Nobel Prize winner Robert Aumann, is not to insist on ‘peace now’
Working on a book about the United States and Israel, we learned to stop worrying and love the idea of divine election
Courtroom troubles and money woes plague Cairo’s last Jews
World Without Nazism is a Kremlin-flavored Anti-Defamation League for the post-Soviet realm—but is it good for Jews?
A new book gives an insider’s assessment of four Israeli prime ministers—and Menachem Begin the voice he never had
Jonathan Schneer’s history of the Balfour Declaration frames a still-unfolding struggle
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Before concessions on borders, Israel demands its safety be guaranteed
How the new structure advances the debate over prayer at the Western Wall
Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
Happy Hanukkah from Palermo, Sicily
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