Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas
AIPAC, the so-called Jewish Lobby, has no influence in the White House and is scared to speak out
A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Roman Jews have had a long love affair with tomatoes. This recipe for oven-browned ‘pomodori a mezzo’ will show you why.
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Antic embellishments, like Esther being good in bed, help Talmudic rabbis to more fully explicate the text’s divine meaning
The Jewish Primary Day School is now the place to be for the kids of Washington’s politically connected Jews
Beards are having their pop cultural moment, but Jews have always known the value of a furry face
A new start-up uses 21st-century technologies to make ancient values relatable and dynamic
Rabbis have long tried to persuade us of the benefits of parting with some of our money. Are we listening?
The genocide committed by Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime earns a place in Washington’s Holocaust Museum
As teenage girls wrestle with their body image, new programs look for solutions in Jewish tradition
Emily Bazelon’s new book argues that bullying comes in different forms and so should its antidotes
A website’s interactive map brings the city’s Jewish past to life, showcasing everything from synagogues to smoked meat
Starstruck author Yael Levy puts religious Jewish women in a place they’re rarely found: romance novels
What happens when an Israeli and a Palestinian, separated by checkpoints, meet and fall for each other
A Jewish spiritual practice called Mussar offers hope and inner peace for women in an unlikely place: prison
A partridge native to Yemen might go extinct. A rabbi is trying to save it, because he thinks it’s kosher.
When I decided that my next book would include a gun, I went to a firing range for the first time—and loved it
Eliyahu Goldratt’s The Goal is required reading in every business school, but it’s also a fable about Israeli-American relations
In most places, the No Pants Subway Ride is just a prank. How’d it go over in a city that prizes modesty?
Netanyahu vows to press on until tunnel threat eliminated
On August 2, 1944, Nazis liquidated the concentration camp’s Gypsy section
Three reasons it has difficulty facing up to anti-Jewish hate
Celebrated author and Yiddish scion passes away at 103
NPR anchor passes away at 68
Getting to the bottom of what the war in Gaza is about
‘Snapshot’ highlights traces of the city’s past using Polaroid-style frames
Day 23 of Operation Protective Edge
And a challenge for our readers
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority