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
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
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?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
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
When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my wedding vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.
We wouldn’t want that
The Walt Disney Company and an Israeli movie-theater chain announced plans last week to build a Disney theme park in Haifa. An artist imagines what it will look like.
Plus Loughner in court, and more in the news
A prominent Israeli rabbi wants to protect Israel by forbidding Jews from renting and selling property to non-Jews
Yuli Edelstein, Israel’s minister of Public Affairs and the Diaspora, says Russian Jews, contrary to belief, vote with the Israeli mainstream
Plus Israel to withdraw from Ghajar, and more in the news
Lunch with Yossi Klein Halevi
But in other news, James Bond may go to Tel Aviv
The foiled Yemeni bomb plot shows why anti-Semitism isn’t only about Jews
New bill would require pledge of Jews, too
Your weekly dose of Israelispeak
Plus the Bibi-Lieberman bickering, and more in the news
Israel’s controversial new oath of allegiance reflects the reality of sectarian politics in the Middle East
Plus Sheikh Jarrah tense, and more in the news
Plus Ike Davis’ amazin’ lineage, and more
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