Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
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?
Abel Meeropol’s ‘Strange Fruit’ gets remixed into Yeezus in a manner worthy of its creator, for song of the year
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
The activist behind those anti-Christmas billboards says Judaism is incompatible with the views of nonbelievers—like himself
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
The State Department cables show that the Palestinian leader was a key asset to the U.S. during the Kissinger years
As our Talmud column returns, debates over Oral Law range from the existential to the mundane
As we rush to file our taxes, parents should take a moment to teach kids about money—and Jewish ethics
A scary incident in Austria shows that in the standoff against Iran, Europe is not standing up to the mullahs
As HBO’s medieval fantasy Game of Thrones returns, imagining a Jewish version of the Seven Kingdoms
To have conversations with Germans about Jews, I had to become an exhibition at Berlin’s Jewish Museum
Beards are having their pop cultural moment, but Jews have always known the value of a furry face
Al Pacino channels a Shakespearean tragic hero in David Mamet’s new HBO film
Video: How to make perfect chicken soup and matzo balls from scratch—just in time for Passover
Three subjects—Iran, the Palestinians, and Syria—will surely be the subject of tonight’s dinner in Jerusalem
The range of problems and the variety of answers in the study of Oral Law lead to new pathways of reasoning
The new Disney Oz flick stars Jewish actors. Somewhere, over the rainbow, that will no longer matter.
Don’t just ask for donations at your bar or bat mitzvah. Do some homework and find a cause with meaning.
To overcome fated lives, the Talmud’s rabbis argued, perform virtuous acts according to Torah
On his first trip abroad, the new secretary of state criticized Erdogan’s comments about Israel. It’s about time.
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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
Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
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