The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
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
A haftorah of promises and pain
The story of a yeshiva boy who turned to the gang life and lived to write about it
In the final installment of her illustrated memoir, a cartoonist considers her future
A haftorah of curses and consequence
The 19th-century murder scandal that ended the reign of New York’s Sephardic aristocracy
A weekly haftorah of repression and regeneration
How did a self-published first novel about ritual-bath murder end up plastered on prime Philadelphia billboards?
The Foreskin’s Lament author is at work on a new project: a comic novel about genocide
How a Modern Orthodox Jew struggled to reconcile her yogic practice with her Judaism
How to keep your kid from becoming a tattler
A haftorah of monarchy and madness
A haftorah of contradictions and reconciliation
Jewish music you and your kids can both tolerate
A haftorah of jealousy and judgment
A writer’s reflections on her olive grove and a holiday ritual
Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
Happy Hanukkah from Sicily, Italy
A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up
Plus Kerry offers security proposal to Netanyahu, and more in the news
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Troubling policy departure is a misguided response to NSA spying revelations
If there are moral victories to be had, a vote for Lou Reed is one of them
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Former Miss Israel cast as superhero in upcoming Batman vs. Superman flick
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