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
Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own
Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
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
The boxers and strongmen who turned the image of the Jewish nebbish on its head
Tel Aviv basketball star Omri Casspi is poised to become the first Israeli to play in the NBA
An Austrian museum mounts an exhibition on the Jewish love affair with the Alps
How Benny Friedman made football a quarterback’s game
Igor Olshansky’s path to the NFL
Dan White’s adventures on the Pacific Crest Trail
A murky homeland is hard to stand by
With looming Mets and Red Sox home openers, a family determines for whom to root
How did a young immigrant mother become a cycling sensation?
Who sank the NBA’s first hoop? Meet the pioneers of basketball.
A chess amateur shows how the game has mesmerized through the ages
One man’s quest to become a shredder
For the tortured club of Red Sox fans, a final match-up against the Bronx hegemon begets theological questions
Essayist David Shields considers how sports loyalty is the new American religion
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
Plus Operation Israeli Weather 2.0, and more in the news
Sure it’s not a land deal, but maybe we’re getting somewhere?
Jerusalem’s Hummus satellite declares war on smart phones
My night with Kanye West and 20,000 other believers
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
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