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
Plus circumcision complaint against second German rabbi dropped
Plus Germany cooperated with Black September following Munich attack
Dispatch #2 from Quds Day in Berlin
A farming town hid a Jewish-born teacher during the Holocaust. I went to dig up what it had buried.
The convergence of paradoxes in Germany
Plus, an update on Hungary’s favorite alleged Nazi war criminal
Germany’s challenge to Jewish tradition focuses on individual rights, but what about our bodies’ sanctity?
Germany treats L. Ron Hubbard’s movement as a cult and a threat to democracy. The U.S. should follow its example.
German public opinion is ‘split’
From Hungary to Warsaw to Germany
How oversensitivity toward Germany’s Nazi past contributed to the murder of 11 Israeli athletes in 1972
Reparations for 80,000 more Holocaust victims from former Soviet bloc
Plus German intelligence official resigns, and more in the news
Michael Willens, the grandson of Yiddish theater greats, conducts the Kölner Akademie in piano concertos
With its Berlin outpost in a former Nazi headquarters, is the chic club obscuring the building’s dark past?
The American-Israeli economist’s name has been floated for other gigs
Fox’s popular otherwordly TV show borrows some familiar Judaic lore
We’re pretty sure Jews didn’t write this one
Plus 58 cases of measles among Hasidic Jews in 2013, and more in the news
Recep Erdoğan is condemned for missing tribute to South African leader
NYPD investigating assault on 22-year-old Taj Patterson as a hate crime
NPR’s Planet Money wants to reunite Jennifer with her bat mitzvah t-shirt
That’s at least 100 corned beef sandwiches!
South African-born writer Benjamin Pogrund remembers an old friend
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