The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo
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
Sefi Rivlin, the iconic Israeli comedian who died earlier this month, revolutionized the country’s political scene
A newly published collection reminds that grotesque images of Jews were routinely mailed by ordinary people around the world
In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own
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
I knew my friends weren’t keen on kids. Then I found out that they didn’t much care for parents, either.
The 500 infant children of migrant workers currently facing deportation expose the unsettled nature of Israel’s immigration policy for foreign caregivers
What says summer more than a holiday barbecue? But an afternoon of grilling, drinking, and friendly conversation with neighbors is one man’s nightmare.
Stories of Abraham, the original outsider, and a young Israeli activist who followed his lead
The vintage children’s book about a Jewish Tom Thumb still speaks to today’s kids
Rosh Hashanah, a reminder of the cyclical nature of Jewish life, provides good lessons for parenting
A hot day in Tel Aviv, a bored child, and a discussion of the Commandments
A haftorah of consolations and expectations
A haftorah of breaking down and sobering up
There are distinct similarities between what comes out on the page and what comes out in the w.c.
Passover is about freedom, so let’s not encourage our kids to be slaves to their allergies
Little people, big questions
How becoming a father drove me away from Judaism—and my daughters into the Episcopal Church
How to talk to kids about death, in Haiti and at home
How to keep your kid from becoming a tattler
Orthodox fashionistas everywhere rejoice
There’s a headline we weren’t quite ready for
Plus Jason Segel is David Foster Wallace, and more in the news
Watch the snowfall in the Old City on “The Kotel Cam”
URJ’s 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy has robotics, video game design, and more
The American-Israeli economist’s name has been floated for other gigs
Fox’s popular otherwordly TV show borrows some familiar Judaic lore
We’re pretty sure Jews didn’t write this one
Plus 58 cases of measles among Hasidic Jews in 2013, and more in the news
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