The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
Long seen as allies of the Jewish state, Bedouins may be embracing their neighbors’ identity—as a way of expressing their own
The Tattler: So what if Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer revive the Von Trapps? Is that so wrong?
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 young girl’s account of the Warsaw Ghetto was a big success. Then the diary—and its author—disappeared.
A left-wing atheist ponders his religious heritage
Benjamin Harshav explores the Moscow Yiddish Theater
Germany’s ever-evolving struggle with anti-Semitism
Esther David’s novels chronicle a community of Jews in a province riddled with ethnic violence
My best friend’s really stupid idea
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?
How did a woman become the establishment candidate? And does voting for her make me feminist? Or fusty?
When politics trumps porn
Sara Paretsky on her latest leap from crime fiction and what her famous heroine has in common with I.B. Singer
Who sank the NBA’s first hoop? Meet the pioneers of basketball.
How an Alaskan sailor contributed to Jewish statehood
S. Yizhar harangued and criticized the country he loved
Plus Egypt’s Gen. Sisi is Time readers’ Person of the Year, and more
Before concessions on borders, Israel demands its safety be guaranteed
How the new structure advances the debate over prayer at the Western Wall
Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
Happy Hanukkah from Palermo, Sicily
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
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