Ovadia Isakov, chief rabbi of Derbent, in ‘good condition’ following surgery
A tribute for the peerless philanthropist on the anniversary of his yahrtzeit
Orthodox Jews new to insular traditions try to integrate the two worlds of strict religion and artistic self-expression
‘These kinds of attacks don’t discriminate.’
Plus disputed texts in Russia to be moved into a Jewish museum
The rise of Orthodox Jews at AIPAC is an indicator of the community’s growing political involvement and influence
Plus the legacy of King Herod gets another look
As immigrants revive the German city’s historic community, new ideas emerge about Jewish engagement
The Surfboard Menorah
A look at the pressing issues of the annual gathering of Lubavitch rabbis
Will I subsist on Chex Mix at this year’s Republican National Convention?
Aly Raisman may have revived a tune
The true extent of Rohr’s reach may never be known
When my daughter got married at 20, I worried she was too young. But I was the one who wasn’t ready.
A sold-out event at New York’s Citi Field aims to unite the ultra-Orthodox world against online ‘evils’
Plus fashion in Chechnya, Chabad’s anti-Facebook campaign, and more
Plus high in the Holy Land, journey to Jerusalem, and more
Having decided not to get Internet in his new apartment, a graduate student winds up stealing it from the Chabadniks next door
Today would have been Yitzhak Rabin’s 90th birthday—as good a time as any to remember, and repent for, the time I considered assassinating him.
Plus, an unkosher catering dispute, a plea for Madonna, and more
An American moves to St. Petersburg, Russia—where Jews were once forbidden to live—and finds Jewishness has social currency, especially for dating
My 3-year-old wanted a velvet yarmulke, like they wear at his Chabad preschool—an early skirmish in the values clashes I knew were coming.
The Shomrim, ultra-Orthodox anti-crime patrols, trace their roots to 1964 Crown Heights, when refugees from Poland refused to cede their blocks
But Obama is in with Israelis, and more in the news
Some of our favorites
Call it a thank-you wave
September exhibit in Russia without art as Chabad dispute intensifies
Legal battle between Russia and Chabad heats up
Blumi Lazar’s nuptials—she’s the daughter of Berel Lazar, the chief rabbi of Russia—attracted 1,500 people to one of Moscow’s biggest parks, a scene that was unimaginable just 20 years ago
Plus, God may be on our side but time is not, and more in the news