The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
Long seen as allies of the Jewish state, Bedouins may be embracing their neighbors’ identity—as a way of expressing their own
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
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter
Gun-rights advocates cite Nazi laws in their defense of the Second Amendment. Is the comparison fair?
This week, the Talmud’s rabbis explore possible holy day violations to determine the nature of the sinner
My family never observed Christmas, but we did mark the holiday every year, with our own recipes
In this week’s Talmud study, Jewishness is not just moral and theological matters. It is a way of life.
Rachel Weisz’s happy life with Daniel Craig makes Jewish men wonder if they can ever be good enough
Video: How to fry up a batch of perfect potato pancakes this Hanukkah—and don’t forget the applesauce
This week, Talmudic rabbis seek righteousness in the Bible’s tales of vice, weakness, and human frailty
From pirates to dinosaurs, superheroes to baseball, the best of the year’s Jewish-themed children’s books
This week, deduction and analogy propel the Talmud from the mundane to the miraculous
Forget the yellow mesh bag. This Hanukkah, look for ethically produced and distributed chocolate coins.
This week’s Talmud study reveals legal debates that refine the limits and nature of inherently abstract concepts
Why the most inclusive of celebrations should be every American Jew’s favorite holiday
The murder of Shaima Alawadi isn’t a sign of increasing prejudice, but of writers’ credulousness
By helping gay kids, synagogues and Jewish schools can make the community better for all of us
The general was one of few who understood that Iran was at war with the U.S., and no bargain could be struck
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Before concessions on borders, Israel demands its safety be guaranteed
How the new structure advances the debate over prayer at the Western Wall
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Happy Hanukkah from Palermo, Sicily
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