A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.
New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
The country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—died 11 years ago this week
An excerpt from a new analysis of King David, the biblical poet-hero
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
There is no single unifying cuisine, but Jewish food from Central and South America is coming into its own
For the first time, I’m concerned about my kids’ Jewishness as I send them off in the morning
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
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
Israeli band’s new album showcases distinctive mix of rock, klezmer, and funk
Senator’s parallel between region’s imperiled Christians and Jews draws ire
How much more evidence do we really need?
More proof that Israel is not becoming a theocracy
Their resolution itself is just as comically inept
Watchdog group cites more incidents through July 2014 than in all of 2013
Infamous audience member from 1993 show now married to a Jewish woman
To understand what’s happening in Crown Heights today, look at Instagram
You wouldn’t plotz if you lost a bingo game; zaftig is ‘more plump than heavy’
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury