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.
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
An excerpt from a panel discussion on ‘The Campus as Crossroads’
On Martin Luther King Day, remembering the advantages of a public-school—rather than day-school—education
The Brooklyn-born Jewish actor turns 65
Known for Middle Eastern, African, and Hasidic motifs in her music, Basya Schechter adds a new note on her latest album—Yiddish poetry
Occupiers can enjoy books by Dershowitz, Wiesenthal, Roth, and more
The things we carry
Terrence Malick’s new film—a cinematic meditation on God, grace, and the wretchedness of man—is an important and masterful work of art. It’s also the least Jewish film ever made.
Observing Shabbat doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing affair: Going offline and saying the blessing over the wine—and the occasional martini—can help mark a relaxing weekly ‘cathedral in time’
Fifty years after his famous midnight concert in Carnegie Hall, Lenny Bruce is as famous as ever. But he’s still much more a prophet than a comedian.
An evening with the great rabbi and his daughter
A recent convert to Judaism discusses why Shavuot is her favorite holiday
After a seder circus, wondering if too much emphasis on children is ruining ritual
Seventy years after the release of his first book, the bestselling ‘As a Driven Leaf,’ Rabbi Milton Steinberg (posthumously) offers a sophomore effort
A Wikipedia-style siddur is revolutionizing the world of prayerbooks
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.