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
Toby Perl Freilich’s forthcoming documentary examines the 100-year history of the kibbutz
Inventing Our Life examines the kibbutz movement at 100 years old, facing a rocky past and a promising future.
What an Egyptian thriller says about the country’s perception of Israel
On the 121st anniversary of his birth, what makes Hitler an Internet phenomenon?
On the eve of the Oscars, an endorsement of ‘The White Ribbon’
A new documentary discusses the legacy of a Nazi filmmaker with his heirs
The anti-‘Edge of Darkness’ email your relatives are forwarding
Two Best Foreign Film nominees offer differing takes on the ties that bind
A new French film examines a case of philo-Semitism gone terribly awry
Watching James Cameron’s CGI epic and reconsidering the Hanukkah story
Filmmaker Yoav Shamir thinks anti-Semitism isn’t much of a problem. Is that a problem?
A film festival looks at Israel’s Arab citizens
A new documentary chronicles the end of the road for Holocaust survivors’ Catskills bungalow colony
A new film shines a light on Rudolph Kasztner, controversial Holocaust-era figure
Why Jewish producers kept Jewish women off stage and screen
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
Plus 58 cases of measles among Hasidic Jews in 2013, and more in the news
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