Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas
AIPAC, the so-called Jewish Lobby, has no influence in the White House and is scared to speak out
A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Roman Jews have had a long love affair with tomatoes. This recipe for oven-browned ‘pomodori a mezzo’ will show you why.
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Antic embellishments, like Esther being good in bed, help Talmudic rabbis to more fully explicate the text’s divine meaning
The Golden Globes and Oscars reward Lincoln and Django. Are slavery movies the new Holocaust flicks?
It’s hard to teach kids etiquette when adults behave badly. So put down your smartphone and pay attention.
In order to understand Sabbath rules, the rabbis show, one must imagine exactly what work the Israelites did
The hit period-specific PBS drama glosses over a crucial detail of 1920s England: anti-Semitism
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
NPR anchor passes away at 68
Getting to the bottom of what the war in Gaza is about
‘Snapshot’ highlights traces of the city’s past using Polaroid-style frames
Day 23 of Operation Protective Edge
And a challenge for our readers
Says she’s also Menachem Begin’s third cousin
A teacher’s story
The famed and controversial atheist weighs in on Gaza
Israelis debate end goals of the campaign
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority