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
Max Blumenthal’s rise as the left’s YouTube documentarian
A brief history of a short punctuation mark
Why the Germans are right to prosecute 89-year-old John Demjanjuk
Despite recent signals, Israel isn’t ready to bomb Iran. Yet.
Why I want Lani Guinier to testify at Sotomayor’s confirmation hearing
How Google helped connect a forgotten Holocaust letter to its author’s descendants
The 1994 Buenos Aires Jewish community center bombing and Iran’s influence in Latin America
Is pumping water into the Dead Sea saving or destroying it?
Never mind gay marriage. In Israel, even the conventional variety is tricky.
Translating the Madoff sentence into dollars and cents
A dispatch from Madoff’s sentencing
The founder of modern conservatism is needed now more than ever
How Israel’s top entertainer turned homicidal maniac, and what that means for the country at large
The Jewish women behind the Holocaust revisionism titans
Tel Aviv basketball star Omri Casspi is poised to become the first Israeli to play in the NBA
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
On the tricky logic of assigning guilt
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