Grim Anniversary

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.

Sundown: Giffords Aide to Run for her Seat

Plus, an unkosher catering dispute, a plea for Madonna, and more

Soviet Unions

An American moves to St. Petersburg, Russia—where Jews were once forbidden to live—and finds Jewishness has social currency, especially for dating

Material Differences

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.

Tough Jews

The Shomrim, ultra-Orthodox anti-crime patrols, trace their roots to 1964 Crown Heights, when refugees from Poland refused to cede their blocks

Sundown: Paul On the Outs With Jewish GOP

But Obama is in with Israelis, and more in the news

Twitter Wishes You a Shana Tovah

Some of our favorites

Netanyahu Plays Nice With Obama

Call it a thank-you wave

Met Cancels Art Loan to Russia

September exhibit in Russia without art as Chabad dispute intensifies

Art Wars

Legal battle between Russia and Chabad heats up

Royal Wedding

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

Daybreak: No Peace Without a Process

Plus, God may be on our side but time is not, and more in the news

Chabad Chic

The black hat and the maxi skirt have their day

Who’s Behind a New Kotel Chabad Center?

Guma Aguiar, the possibly unstable Israeli sports tycoon!

Santa Monica Chabad Explosion Was Deliberate

Attack was believed to be accident; police searching for suspect

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