Top Israeli military and intelligence analysts are divided over which side to back in Syria’s civil war
We can all agree: The Obama Administration’s assaults on the First Amendment are abhorrent—and must stop
Why the U.S.-Israel alliance may be returning to its Cold War roots
Saul Bellow was a complicated father to his three sons. In a new book, the eldest tries to parse his inheritance.
The show’s demise is a blow for musical theater—the art that incorporates virtually every other form of art
When an Israeli artist reinvented a Radiohead classic as Arabic music, some cried racism. They missed the point.
Destination bar and bat mitzvahs take Jewish ceremonies to exotic locations—far from the synagogue back home
A visit to B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue brings back memories of milchig establishments of yore
A new English translation of the Samaritan Torah offers scholars a different version of the sacred text
When my newborn daughter became gravely ill, I found strength in the first Torah portion I ever chanted
On Martin Luther King Day, remembering the advantages of a public-school—rather than day-school—education
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?
A best-selling Israeli cookbook collects the best recipes—and the best stories—from communal dining halls
It’s hard to teach kids etiquette when adults behave badly. So put down your smartphone and pay attention.
In order to understand Sabbath rules, the rabbis show, one must imagine exactly what work the Israelites did
A former rabbi-teacher of mine has been accused of molesting students. So, why can’t I stop thinking of the good he did?
As immigrants revive the German city’s historic community, new ideas emerge about Jewish engagement
My husband’s great-uncle was generous and entertaining—and a member of Detroit’s Jewish crime syndicate
Food writer Michael Ruhlman develops a taste for Jewish cuisine’s key ingredient in The Book of Schmaltz
This week, the rabbis ask if two half-sins equal a whole one. In what part of a sin is sinfulness located?
At his bar mitzvah, my son took his place in the men’s section of the shul—a place where mothers can’t go
Adrift at home, a woman sets out to find the Promised Land—in Jamaica, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Israel
Don’t pay someone else to teach your children etiquette. Just start early—and make them write thank-you notes.
What would Jewish law have to say about alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s burial?
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
We’re talking burning crosses and protests warm
Something of a forced exodus is happening in Florham Park
Check out Israeli students covering “Alive”
A cultural dissection of the Colonel’s reach
With Syria on the brink, residents wonder what the future holds
Following Putin’s rejection of Bibi’s plea to not bolster Syrian air defense
We’ll be back on Friday
Controversy after Jewish community leaders rent out 19th century beit midrash
Remembering Dr. Joyce Brothers, a pioneer
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.
From the archive: Daniel Estrin’s 2012 report—which just won a prestigious award—on Jerusalem’s light rail