The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
Long seen as allies of the Jewish state, Bedouins may be embracing their neighbors’ identity—as a way of expressing their own
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
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter
Playing the defiant Vashti in a day school Purim play awakened my inner feminist
Has Purim replaced Passover as the best holiday vehicle for expressing individual Jewish identity?
A haftorah of enemies, real and imagined
After a painstaking survey, Tablet Magazine awards title for nation’s tastiest triangular treat
Everything you ever wanted to know about the story of Esther
Making Palestinian chicken and Moroccan challah for a Shabbat dinner with Alice Waters
After the testosterone-fueled commercial wasteland of the Super Bowl, Olympics spots show some love to women.
After starting his own prayer group, Elie Kaunfer is teaching others to do the same
Being polite to telemarketers can land you in the grave
A haftorah of housing and holiness
Long before Jerry Springer, divorcing couples fought it out before Warsaw’s rabbinical court
As preteen pop stars play sexy, it’s time to rethink modesty
In the months before ‘I do,’ romance falls prey to planning
On Valentine’s Day, reflecting on the limits and boundlessness of a father’s love
A haftorah of payment and purity
Plus Egypt’s Gen. Sisi is Time readers’ Person of the Year, and more in the news
Before concessions on borders, Israel demands its safety be guaranteed
How the new structure advances the debate over prayer at the Western Wall
Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
Happy Hanukkah from Palermo, Sicily
A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up
Plus Kerry offers security proposal to Netanyahu, and more in the news
On the tricky logic of assigning guilt
Troubling policy departure is a misguided response to NSA spying revelations
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