The 42-year-old son of the city’s former D.A. emerges as a tailor-made fit for the polyglot metropolis
Responding to pressure from the progressive ‘Open Hillel’ movement will engage those who want to hear a multiplicity of views
Decades ago, her predecessor Eugene Meyer was targeted as a ‘moneylender’—but now Jews are celebrated for financial prowess
The work, lost for a century, depicts Edgardo Mortara, an Italian Jewish boy seized by Church authorities
How the Coen brothers and Terry Zwigoff helped create a holiday classic that angers gentiles
The Council of Four Lands was the central body of Jewish autonomy in Poland for nearly two centuries. What went wrong?
Overseas, I sought out ways to connect to the community, but when I came home, my old sense of alienation would quickly return
The young sleuth’s early mysteries were racist and anti-Semitic. Can problematic vintage texts still be valuable for kids?
A Talmudic problem: Abraham lived before the law was given, so how can his actions be used to interpret the law?
After my brother died, I was frozen with grief—until author Harold Kushner helped me rediscover community
Shielding kids from the Yizkor memorial service, or death in general, is misguided—as children’s books suggest
The High Holidays are the perfect time to instruct children in the art of saying ‘I’m sorry’—and meaning it
I led Rosh Hashanah services while awaiting my mom’s diagnosis and was reborn before the congregation
Hanna Rosin’s book The End of Men says women now outperform men. Is that true in Jewish communal life?
My son’s first day of class went surprisingly well: no knife fights in the schoolyard, no time in solitary confinement
Think your kid can get into the B’nai Bagel Preschool for Overly Gifted Toddlers? Take the test.
Breastfeeding mothers have enough to think about without worrying that they’re not sufficiently sexy
Betty Sussman, 80, finds her calling as an official greeter at Palm Beach International Airport
When I was a kid, my folks were ordinary suburbanites. Then they retired, made aliyah, and got hip.
Forget the Olympics and going for the gold. Books about baseball show kids why it’s OK—even good—not to win.
New York Times writer Doreen Carvajal goes to Spain to understand why her ancestors hid their Jewish roots
Anxious about sending your kids to camp? Don’t just fret—sing along to some of your favorite songs.
When I got engaged—to another rabbi, and another woman—my grandmother’s approval didn’t come easy
A thrift shop in New York’s East Village holds the story of my kids’ early years, and of a changed neighborhood
Daniel Wultz’s family has some choice words for Bibi
Lonely Planet names Rynek Głowny most beautiful square
Lebanese soldier to be prosecuted in killing of Israeli soldier
Steven Fulop, Jersey City mayor and grandson of survivors, attacked by NRA
Plus Dr. Ruth and Hugh Hefner, and more in the news
Die Hard, Scrooged, Trading Places, and more
Dieudonné M’bala M’bala guilty of incitement to hatred, racial discrimination
The organization voted to boycott Israel. Here’s who they’re not boycotting.
Plus Israeli soldier killed patrolling Lebanese border, and more in the news
An anthropologist from the Anti-Atlas region travels home to find out what four generations of his countrymen think of Jews
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.