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
Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own
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?
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
World leaders visit Israel, West Bank, and Egypt in effort to forge ceasefire
This season, the first ladies of the Levant go nuclear, bringing the drama even without Skinny Girl Margaritas
As the presidential election nears, rabbis debate whether partisanship is part of their job description
Losing sight of what’s useful
Plus Knesset dissolves (itself)
Four staff members, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, killed
Plus Obama and Netanyahu to miss each other in September
Plus Mass. rabbis and Jewish organizations weigh in on assisted suicide
Israel’s long-term health is also imperiled
Plus hazing in the IDF and detention centers for African refugees
Plus the greatest video clip ever, and no more
As Dianne Feinstein accepts its endorsement, the liberal Israel advocacy group gets the gravitas it craves
Plus Obama’s bold cyberwar campaign, and more in the news
Plus Britain wants to skirt a part of the Iran embargo, and more in the news
In a new memoir, Prague Winter, the former secretary of State explores her family’s World War II history and discovers the fate of those left behind
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
Plus Operation Israeli Weather 2.0, and more in the news
Sure it’s not a land deal, but maybe we’re getting somewhere?
Jerusalem’s Hummus satellite declares war on smart phones
My night with Kanye West and 20,000 other believers
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
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