The 42-year-old son of the city’s former D.A. emerges as a tailor-made fit for the polyglot metropolis
Responding to pressure from the progressive ‘Open Hillel’ movement will engage those who want to hear a multiplicity of views
Decades ago, her predecessor Eugene Meyer was targeted as a ‘moneylender’—but now Jews are celebrated for financial prowess
The work, lost for a century, depicts Edgardo Mortara, an Italian Jewish boy seized by Church authorities
How the Coen brothers and Terry Zwigoff helped create a holiday classic that angers gentiles
The Council of Four Lands was the central body of Jewish autonomy in Poland for nearly two centuries. What went wrong?
Overseas, I sought out ways to connect to the community, but when I came home, my old sense of alienation would quickly return
The young sleuth’s early mysteries were racist and anti-Semitic. Can problematic vintage texts still be valuable for kids?
A Talmudic problem: Abraham lived before the law was given, so how can his actions be used to interpret the law?
Plus the Muslim Brotherhood plays ball, and more in the news
Plus Giffords speaks, Sarkozy apologizes, and more in the news
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
Plus Palin’s ‘Bird-Nose,’ and more
Plus accused Giffords shooter won’t stand trial now, and more
Plus, Bieber week, and more
Plus, Gilad Shalit proposal, and more in the news
Plus Nazi-exploitation producer Friedman dies, and more
Kyl’s retirement would have meant an opening for Giffords
The Zeitgeist movement is the first Internet-based apocalyptic cult, centered around a doomsday-proclaiming film and an ideology filled with classic anti-Semitic tropes
Plus Giffords is Good, and more in the news
Plus R.I.P. Sonia Peres, and more in the news
Plus Barak out of Labor, Palin unrepentant, and more in the news
The tragic Gabrielle Giffords shooting only underscores the need for Jewish public officials to confront anti-Semitism, argues a former White House official
Plus confidence on Iran, flailing on Lebanon, and more in the news
An anthropologist from the Anti-Atlas region travels home to find out what four generations of his countrymen think of Jews
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.