The influential former secretary of state—courtier, careerist, proud American, conflicted Jew—turns 90
As political and financial crises deepen in Western Europe, French Jewry is facing a familiar test
Israeli society debates the value of Haredi jobs, but Patrick Leigh Fermor saw the ultra-Orthodox hard at work
Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year
Saul Bellow was a complicated father to his three sons. In a new book, the eldest tries to parse his inheritance.
The show’s demise is a blow for musical theater—the art that incorporates virtually every other form of art
Video: Astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo’s home reflects her mixed heritage—and wide-ranging spirituality
This week’s Talmud reading prompts strikingly contemporary questions about observance and belief
Molecular gastronomy finally takes off in Israel, drawing kosher foodies and experimental chefs alike
Essay collection sheds light on the dark ages
Or, too many leaders and no real choice
Or Twitter and the Tabernacle
Rabid soccer fandom is Ehud Olmert’s guiding political principle. Now his game is over.
Israel’s current election campaign may just be the funniest show in ages
With millions visiting D.C., a few had to crash on the JCC’s floor
Dispatches from eight Sabbath services on the eve of Barack Obama’s inauguration
Casualties be damned—the war in Gaza may be all about economics
What’s behind evangelical support for Israel?
How Benny Friedman made football a quarterback’s game
Igor Olshansky’s path to the NFL
A politician who broke the mold (it’s not who you think)
Ariel Sabar searches for the Edenic past his father left behind in Kurdistan
Three years ago, Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. New Orleans—and its only kosher market—persist in its wake.
What’s all this about Obama being bad for the Jews?
What would Jewish law have to say about alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s burial?
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
Plus a grisly, daylight murder in London
“Let them dance, let them sing—but don’t make wars.”
The beginning to the world’s best Craigslist ad?
Los Angeles just elected its first Jewish mayor
The man reportedly confessed to a 2011 triple homicide
From Syria to elections to Iran’s nuclear program
Plus FBI kills man linked to Boston Marathon bombing suspect
Plus Steve Cohen, Al Jazeera, and Mila Kunis
He was one of the last three remaining Warsaw Ghetto fighters
Berlin was once home to 50,000 Jewish-owned businesses. A historian is now obsessively reconstructing their demise.
A visit to B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue brings back memories of milchig establishments of yore
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.