The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo
Last week’s assassination of Hezbollah commander Hassan Laqqis in Beirut was a taste of what may come
Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach
Sefi Rivlin, the iconic Israeli comedian who died earlier this month, revolutionized the country’s political scene
A newly published collection reminds that grotesque images of Jews were routinely mailed by ordinary people around the world
In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own
Synagogues are full and kosher restaurants abound as liberal immigrants, Orthodox singles, and secular Jews come together
An ancient principle of Judaism, debated at length in the Oral Law, is that it is a sin to count Jews—or is it?
My family’s history gave me a pedigree as a Jewish New Yorker—until a visit revealed how quickly the past disappeared
A Jewish view of the landmark decision
Citizens gather in San Francisco to remember Harvey Milk, George Moscone
Plus American kidnapped by al-Qaida asks Netanyahu to intervene
Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah is ‘delighted.’
The Fan Who Knew Too Much collects Anthony Heilbut’s essays on politics, culture, and gospel music
The activist called Faygele ben Miriam started Washington state’s battle over marriage more than 40 years ago
Italian columnist Giulio Meotti praises Israel’s record, in others’ words
Critics of Israel say the state touts its gay-rights record only to conceal its oppression of Palestinians. They call it pinkwashing. That’s nonsense.
Plus, DSK, Israel transfers tax revenue, and more in the news
Barney Frank is very funny, but why?
Bullying is wrong, but so are facile solutions
Plus the new meaning of the swastika, and more
19th-century Russians sue for trademark violation
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.
The composer of the beloved Hanukkah song ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ shares stories and melodies from her past