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
As Natalie Portman makes her screen debut in ultra-Orthodox garb, we scan film history for her antecedents
Samuel Maoz’s ‘Lebanon’ is the latest of three recent films about the 1982 Lebanon war
The Coen brothers’ new movie is a masterful meditation on Judaism
As Johnny Castle in ‘Dirty Dancing,’ Patrick Swayze was the last—and best—of a breed
Is a film about Palestinians inherently political?
The Baader-Meinhof Gang had all the brains of an action flick
Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ a Jewish revenge fantasy, does violence to Jewish morality
In Israel, the ‘real American hero’ was a different kind of soldier
Susan Sontag, in a rare turn as filmmaker, visited a traumatized Israel in 1973
A documentary examines the life of Gertrude Berg, the driving force behind TV’s The Goldbergs
When Jewish women were the leading ladies of Indian cinema
‘Year One’ writer-director Harold Ramis looks back on his early days
Thirty years ago, two Jewish kids from Toronto swore they’d never stop rockin’. They never did.
Young and restless at the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival
A talk with the writer-director behind Two Lovers
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
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
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