The steel magnate—son-in-law of the former president and once a symbol of post-Soviet nepotism—now advocates for the rule of law
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
A match a century in the making brings two tough, funny, liberated stars into glorious alignment
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
I’ve struggled for decades to feel comfortable in synagogue as a single woman. Wrapped in a silk prayer shawl, I finally felt at home.
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?
Will European health officials take note?
Health ministry to introduce 2014 legislation to ‘regulate ritual circumcision’
University of Maryland a cappella group sings ‘Mohels’ instead of ‘Royals’
Israeli-made bloodless circumcision device aims to eradicate AIDS
You wouldn’t expect that the tractate on Shabbat would be the place to discuss circumcision. You’d be wrong.
As immigrants revive the German city’s historic community, new ideas emerge about Jewish engagement
Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?
Not for the normal reasons though
Troubling news from Sweden, Denmark, and Finland
Far-right French leader has got some repenting to do
A lawsuit against New York’s ‘oral suction’ law is misguided—and would backfire against the ultra-Orthodox
Consent forms will be required for ‘metzitzah b’peh’
If Prince Harry’s parents bucked the royal tradition of using mohels, will it inflame the circumcision war?
American Academy of Pediatrics approves the procedure in new statement
Following June’s controversial court ruling a doctor sues a rabbi
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