A strong communal response to a terrorist attack in the 1980s seeded a new generation of dynamic leaders
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict used to be complex. By partnering with terrorists, Mahmoud Abbas just made it very simple.
The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
Thousands of Holocaust stories have been published. Many, like ‘Sky Tinged Red,’ are rescued from oblivion by family.
In ‘A Bintel Brief,’ Liana Finck draws a love-letter to the cowards, stoolies, brides, and sons who inspired Abraham Cahan
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
Gabriel Negrin, 25, the new head rabbi of Athens, will soon become the country’s chief rabbi—with an eye on renewing traditions
Video: The former Soviet republic’s Jewish history dates back millennia. This simple recipe is one of the community’s treasures.
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
In Sweden for Rosh Hashanah, the author does PR for Yom Kippur
The third and final installment of a conversion story
The recession has hit the rabbinate, too. How are the newly ordained—and laid-off veterans—handling the rabbi glut?
Fasting, reflecting, and a series of sorries—all our Yom Kippur coverage
A Torah portion of selfless acts and last words
Joining the Breslovers—and my cousin—for Rosh Hashanah in Ukraine
What to wear on Yom Kippur, when leather is banned
Advice from rabbis and a nutritionist on what to eat when you won’t be eating
When Yom Kippur was a time to eat, drink, and be merry
How technology killed the silent, empty Israeli Yom Kippur experience
My childhood bullying, and an attempt to atone for it
One woman’s final step to conversion
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Day of Atonement
On Yom Kippur, kids will be kids
Recipes, resolutions, remembrances, and restorations—all our Rosh Hashanah coverage
Students for Justice in Palestine delivered the flyers to campus dorm rooms
Education Ministry releases new curriculum in advance of Yom HaShoah
The pop star dresses up as bar mitzvah DJ Yosef Shulem in new music video
A seventh-grade class responds to our feature on survivors living in poverty
The comedian explains he’s not actually Jewish, everyone just thinks he is
Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky was taken by pro-Russian forces in Slovyansk
Assault charges filed in December attack of gay black man in Williamsburg
What it all means for the peace process
Exposed fellow white nationalists in 1987 for lesser prison term and new name
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.