The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo
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
Sefi Rivlin, the iconic Israeli comedian who died earlier this month, revolutionized the country’s political scene
A newly published collection reminds that grotesque images of Jews were routinely mailed by ordinary people around the world
In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own
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
Are videos featuring Sarah Silverman and Samuel L. Jackson, put out by a Jewish Super PAC, swaying voters?
Prominent Jews like the Harvard lawyer have spent years criticizing Obama. So, why are they endorsing him?
Policies proposed by Mitt Romney, especially on education, are antithetical to fairness and compassion
The Republican remembered for a slur is using his Jewishness to help orchestrate his political comeback
As the presidential election nears, rabbis debate whether partisanship is part of their job description
The murders in Benghazi are the latest in a string of attacks on American diplomats to go unanswered by the U.S.
Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president
Jay Lefkowitz is the Orthodox Jewish advocate in the real-life drama behind Maggie Gyllenhaal’s new film
A lawsuit against New York’s ‘oral suction’ law is misguided—and would backfire against the ultra-Orthodox
The White House’s response to the anti-Islam video is proof of the enduring influence of Edward Said’s ideas
Congregants gathering at the famously liberal B’nai Jeshurun may not know about a dark chapter in its past
Republican and Democratic politicians are reviving a favorite Nazi debating point this election season
David Wolpe insists that delivering a benediction at the Democratic Convention is not a political endorsement
Furniture mogul Mitchell Gold eschews glitzy Democratic confabs for coffee talk with evangelicals
For some Jewish conservatives, the RNC is a chance to be vocal about politics they usually keep quiet
The American-Israeli economist’s name has been floated for other gigs
Fox’s popular otherwordly TV show borrows some familiar Judaic lore
We’re pretty sure Jews didn’t write this one
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Recep Erdoğan is condemned for missing tribute to South African leader
NYPD investigating assault on 22-year-old Taj Patterson as a hate crime
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
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