The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
From smashing Google Glasses to rejecting peace talks, failing to understand natural rights is leading to some very dark places
Members of the Mimouna Club have made it their mission to learn about Jews and Jewish life as a way of learning about themselves
In ‘A Bintel Brief,’ Liana Finck draws a love-letter to the cowards, stoolies, brides, and sons who inspired Abraham Cahan
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
Gabriel Negrin, 25, the new head rabbi of Athens, will soon become the country’s chief rabbi—with an eye on renewing traditions
Video: The former Soviet republic’s Jewish history dates back millennia. This simple recipe is one of the community’s treasures.
My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
This week, the rabbis ask if two half-sins equal a whole one. In what part of a sin is sinfulness located?
Don’t pay someone else to teach your children etiquette. Just start early—and make them write thank-you notes.
Will Putin’s ban on adoptions finally help U.S. officials grasp the nature of Russia’s political leadership?
Reflecting on a rough 2012, the Tattler suggests we all resolve to do the best we can with what we’ve got
Jewish teaching and public health agree: Vaccinate your kids. What should be done about the opt-outers?
From Les Miz to anti-Semitic Elmo, the year’s top 10 most Tattler things—none of them (sadly) NSFW
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
Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky was taken by pro-Russian forces in Slovyansk
Assault charges filed in December attack of gay black man in Williamsburg
What it all means for the peace process
Exposed fellow white nationalists in 1987 for lesser prison term and new name
Vice reporter Simon Ostrovsky has dual American and Israeli citizenship
I love Philip Johnson’s buildings not in spite of him, but to spite him
Workplace productivity rates projected to decrease a trillion percent
How reconciliation with Hamas reveals the PA boss’s true intentions
Admits to stealing more than $7 million from the charity organization
In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.