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
Recent events stoke fears of broader violence, Third Intifada
Tamir Goodman’s tzitzit project has a market
Plus hundred of Jewish tombstones recovered in Greece after long search
Plus Jacob Ostreicher finally released by Bolivia
Once-maligned Labor politician Amir Peretz explains how he saw what many decorated generals did not
In Sweden, a respected magazine is reviving the canard that the IDF plundered the organs of Palestinians
A new movie and book shed light on the effect of Israel’s military presence in the West Bank on its soldiers
Desperate for news of a ceasefire, but true resolution seems nowhere in sight
Young Israeli soldiers have pushed older commanders into adopting a more aggressive social media strategy
As rockets rain down on Israel, an Atlanta JCC bans Peter Beinart. When did we become so narrow-minded?
Bloomberg issues statement on Operation Pillar of Defense
The ambassador talks Operation Pillar of Defense, ‘monumental threats’
The name of the IDF operation references a famous midrash
Mori Rothman is in jail for publicly refusing to serve in the IDF
I have a lot in common with the conscientious objector. So, why can’t I stomach his decision to avoid IDF service?
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