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
A brilliant young Harvard Ph.D. faces jail for impersonating a Bible scholar—and rival of his father
New translations of three astonishing poems, which evoke the horror of the Lodz ghetto and its aftermath
Crime writer Ed Lacy died 45 years ago. Few knew he was also a New Yorker contributor and communist darling.
A conversation about literature, Judaism, and the Almighty with the great Yale literary critic
Author Lily Brett explores everything from Hendrix to the Holocaust in a thinly veiled autobiographical novel
A yearlong first encounter with the great Yiddish author who gave me my middle name
Kevin Dutton’s new best-seller rehashes Norman Mailer’s ideas on deviance, but it leaves out Jewish men
A friendship with an ambassador reveals the great writer’s surprising relationship with Israel
A Yale president’s forebear was an enigmatic and pro-Christian member of the famed rabbinic dynasty
The D-student translator behind the Chinese winner of the Nobel Prize in literature
The Polish long-form master and Kapuscinski heir talks about children in war and the fate of journalism
A new collection of Jerzy Kosinski’s interviews and speeches reveals an Everyman who worked on his own terms
Not far from her village near Lebanon, the Israeli novelist—who published originally in English—talks war and books
A new movie and book shed light on the effect of Israel’s military presence in the West Bank on its soldiers
Living off of Jewish memory in old Chernowitz, once the Jerusalem of Ukraine
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