The steel magnate—son-in-law of the former president and once a symbol of post-Soviet nepotism—now advocates for the rule of law
The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo
Last week’s assassination of Hezbollah commander Hassan Laqqis in Beirut was a taste of what may come
A match a century in the making brings two tough, funny, liberated stars into glorious alignment
Sefi Rivlin, the iconic Israeli comedian who died earlier this month, revolutionized the country’s political scene
A newly published collection reminds that grotesque images of Jews were routinely mailed by ordinary people around the world
I’ve struggled for decades to feel comfortable in synagogue as a single woman. Wrapped in a silk prayer shawl, I finally felt at home.
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?
The Syrian community, long based in Brooklyn, makes itself at home on the Upper East Side
An Atlanta physician retires after building a network that treats Jewish patients from Ukraine to Ethiopia
How my bar mitzvah portion taught me about immigration and Jewish values—27 years after I first read it
Their parents and grandparents hid their Jewishness, but now some Poles are converting back to Judaism
Jews’ interest in angels dates back millennia—as the Israel Museum’s ‘Divine Messengers’ exhibit attests
Reading Shulamith Firestone’s The Dialectic of Sex, I found the urgency today’s radicals lack
Is misfortune God’s doing? A new work on The Book of Job asks what kind of world we live in.
A comic’s commitment to human contact over computer chatter is just the right inspiration for the Days of Awe
Singing is a potent therapeutic tool—that’s why I started leading a weekly sing-along for cancer patients
Ami Bar-Nahor, the pioneering force behind Naot, is stepping into the luxury market with BeautiFeel Shoes
As Orthodox Jews join the battle against eating disorders, one young woman shares her harrowing story
Germany’s challenge to Jewish tradition focuses on individual rights, but what about our bodies’ sanctity?
The new head of Jacques Levine footwear looks to revive his family business—by going beyond slippers
Exploring the Internet led me to knowledge, questions, and, ultimately, leaving the Hasidism I’d grown up with
Americans celebrate independence, but dependence can also be essential, especially in difficult times
Orthodox fashionistas everywhere rejoice
There’s a headline we weren’t quite ready for
Plus Jason Segel is David Foster Wallace, and more in the news
Watch the snowfall in the Old City on “The Kotel Cam”
URJ’s 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy has robotics, video game design, and more
The American-Israeli economist’s name has been floated for other gigs
Fox’s popular otherwordly TV show borrows some familiar Judaic lore
We’re pretty sure Jews didn’t write this one
Plus 58 cases of measles among Hasidic Jews in 2013, and more in the news
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