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
Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach
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
In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own
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?
My family’s history gave me a pedigree as a Jewish New Yorker—until a visit revealed how quickly the past disappeared
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Festival of Weeks
If we love adorable animals in children’s books, are we ethically obliged to raise our kids vegetarian?
A haftorah of misgivings and misplaced trust
San Francisco’s Federation puts new restrictions on its grants, worrying Bay Area Jewish-studies profs
Chef Alain Cohen brings a taste of North Africa to Los Angeles
There are distinct similarities between what comes out on the page and what comes out in the w.c.
An argument for keeping summertime unplugged
The blissful idleness, and useless information dump, of a frequent flyer
A haftorah of discipline and death
An interview with Miriam Lowenbraun, who is working to bring Jews back to observance
In a new memoir, Mark Oppenheimer recounts how competitive debate saved his youth
A statistical rundown on the scourge of schools and camps
A haftorah of reasoning and redemption
A tour of restaurants in the Holy Land
Rather than ban books, let’s find alternatives
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
Recep Erdoğan is condemned for missing tribute to South African leader
NYPD investigating assault on 22-year-old Taj Patterson as a hate crime
NPR’s Planet Money wants to reunite Jennifer with her bat mitzvah t-shirt
That’s at least 100 corned beef sandwiches!
South African-born writer Benjamin Pogrund remembers an old friend
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