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
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
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
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.
My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
One Talmudic rabbi’s prayers work, while others’ fall on deaf ears. Is humility more pleasing to God than pomp?
Republican and Democratic politicians are reviving a favorite Nazi debating point this election season
If Prince Harry’s parents bucked the royal tradition of using mohels, will it inflame the circumcision war?
My son’s first day of class went surprisingly well: no knife fights in the schoolyard, no time in solitary confinement
A coup at the rabbinic academy deposes Gamliel and unleashes a torrent of questions
What the pro-Palestinian activist—whose death was just ruled an accident—shared with Lawrence of Arabia
That hot new website making fun of Jewish Republicans? My husband and I made it—and you’re welcome.
In this week’s Talmud reading, the soul addresses God, but the body has its own agenda
Think your kid can get into the B’nai Bagel Preschool for Overly Gifted Toddlers? Take the test.
In pageant show Honey Boo Boo, pop culture finally has a convincing take on the aspirations of newcomers
Rancho La Puerta’s proprietor pioneered healthy eating. Now she teaches guests how to keep food simple.
The three factors that explain why a Republican president is no more likely to stage a pre-emptive attack
This week’s Daf Yomi reframes the debate over the primacy of force or scholarship in Jewish values
Breastfeeding mothers have enough to think about without worrying that they’re not sufficiently sexy
Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?
Beppe Grillo under fire for anti-government poem based on ‘If This Is a Man’
Funny or Die’s solution to gratuitous violence in movies: a menschy 007
Authorities discovered the trove, headed for Belgium, during a cargo search
Is his attack on Ben Brantley a star’s bruised ego or something more…artistic?
Rabbi Shalom Cohen has likened Modern Orthodox Jews to Amalek
The first Clinton grandchild is due later this year
Vaan Nguyen, child of Vietnamese refugees, is one of Israel’s rising stars
Leaflets telling Jews to register with authorities not actually from ‘authorities’
‘Hate speech’ charges stemmed from 2012 Rolling Stone interview
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.