Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach
Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year
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
An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?
My family’s history gave me a pedigree as a Jewish New Yorker—until a visit revealed how quickly the past disappeared
When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.
Jack Lew, Obama’s pick for Treasury secretary, is the highest-ranking Orthodox Jew in U.S. government history
Bibi Netanyahu, Lena Dunham, Nate Silver, and other members of the Jewish conspiracy toast the new year
After 25 years, the CIA has declassified documents that show Jonathan Pollard never spied on the U.S. for Israel
It’s the Jewish state’s gun culture, not its laws, that prevents mass shootings like the one in Connecticut
Twenty-five years ago today, a rally of 250,000 people changed the fate of Jews worldwide. An oral history.
As rockets rain down on Israel, an Atlanta JCC bans Peter Beinart. When did we become so narrow-minded?
The murder of Shaima Alawadi isn’t a sign of increasing prejudice, but of writers’ credulousness
The general was one of few who understood that Iran was at war with the U.S., and no bargain could be struck
In this report from the future, the U.S. pulls out of the Gulf as the Saudis cozy up to Avigdor Lieberman
The casino mogul is out $70 million as Jewish voters re-elect Obama and Jewish GOP candidates lose
In Forest Hills, a heavily Jewish neighborhood, one Romney voter said ‘The polls aren’t telling the truth’
A Jewish Democratic couple faces a ruined Rockaways home and fears ‘disaster’ at disorganized polling sites
The Republican’s vision—based on choice and dignity, not dependence—is why Jews should support him
What drives the president—the chasm between the world as it is and ought to be—is what drives the Jewish people
A poll shows that 85 percent of American-Israelis went for Romney. But some ask whether they should vote at all.
Plus Operation Israeli Weather 2.0, and more in the news
Sure it’s not a land deal, but maybe we’re getting somewhere?
Jerusalem’s Hummus satellite declares war on smart phones
My night with Kanye West and 20,000 other believers
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
You can finally blame today’s awful music on your children
Plus Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline finally happening, and more in the news
Will European health officials take note?
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