The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
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Members of the Mimouna Club have made it their mission to learn about Jews and Jewish life as a way of learning about themselves
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
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My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
Who inspired the alleged Boston marathon bombers to find meaning in the most violent forms of madness?
Putting ourselves in political, moral, and now actual lockdown is more threatening than Islamic terrorism
On a run in 2008, I collapsed from a brain aneurysm. Now it’s time to get back on the Charles River path.
Residents paid a rabbi to bury damaged ritual objects. But it’s illegal, and thousands of trash bags remain in limbo.
City Councilman Brad Lander’s coalition includes Hasids and J Streeters—but can he move beyond Brooklyn?
This week, Roberta Kaplan will try to get the Supreme Court to overturn DOMA—ratifying her marriage, too
Should rabbis and other clerics engage in politics? Only, it seems, if they support liberal policies.
The rise of Orthodox Jews at AIPAC is an indicator of the community’s growing political involvement and influence
Jewish tradition is weighted definitively against pacifism. But does that mean drone warfare is kosher?
Six prominent thinkers and activists make their case—and their answers may surprise you
With the president and the prime minister otherwise occupied, will this year’s AIPAC confab bring any results?
Meet the two men responsible for the year’s biggest Jewish event: the pro-Israel lobby’s policy conference
Chuck Hagel will be secretary of Defense, and Iran will go nuclear. So much for an all-powerful Israel Lobby.
Each Purim, star academics like Milton Friedman and Alan Dershowitz debate: latkes or hamantaschen?
Gov. John Kasich’s proposed statehouse monument is unprecedented. Some argue it’s also unnecessary.
Workplace productivity rates projected to decrease a trillion percent
How reconciliation with Hamas reveals the PA boss’s true intentions
Admits to stealing more than $7 million from the charity organization
New exhibit showcases artistic depictions of various forms of Jewish study
The granddaughter of Holocaust survivors reflects on taking up citizenship
Beppe Grillo under fire for anti-government poem based on ‘If This Is a Man’
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Authorities discovered the trove, headed for Belgium, during a cargo search
Is his attack on Ben Brantley a star’s bruised ego or something more…artistic?
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Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.