‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media
The evolution of Jewish American political discourse from outsider counter-culture to ‘never again a victim’
One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.
He was the poet of normal life in a culture still beholden to its foundational myths
The singer has had better songs, but his new record captures his ideas more clearly than ever
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
A nonprofit called Elijah’s Journey tries to raise awareness about suicide and mental illness in a specifically Jewish context
My mother has corresponded with inmates for years, offering a sense of community—especially during the High Holidays
Tread carefully, the rabbis warn, when seeking to understand creation or envision God
A comic’s commitment to human contact over computer chatter is just the right inspiration for the Days of Awe
DDOS attacks, the Jonah Lehrer story, and this website
Exploring the Internet led me to knowledge, questions, and, ultimately, leaving the Hasidism I’d grown up with
Internet parodies of the Fuhrer, including a new blog, weaken our memory of the Holocaust—and that’s good
Overheard at last night’s ultra-Orthodox rally against the Internet
For some ultra-Orthodox writers, the tension between obedience and skepticism in their community fuels a unique art
A sold-out event at New York’s Citi Field aims to unite the ultra-Orthodox world against online ‘evils’
Developers are creating Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini iPhone apps that offer little more than propaganda. And Apple’s gatekeepers approve them.
From Top Chef to online restaurant reviews, we love to pass judgment—but we’re doing it all wrong. Judaism offers a blueprint for doing it wisely.
The jury in the Rutgers case got it wrong: It may be the Internet, not a stupid 20-year-old, that is ultimately responsible for the tragedy
Having decided not to get Internet in his new apartment, a graduate student winds up stealing it from the Chabadniks next door
Anti-piracy bills would censor Internet
A plaintive Gypsy song, possibly of Ladino origin, is hybridized and reinterpreted, then viewed on the Internet, where roots and homelands blur
The scandal seems to be less about Anthony Weiner’s sexual social networking than the fact that he got caught. As technology thins the line between public and private, do politicians retain a right to be human?
Scholar Adin Steinsaltz discusses his recently completed edition of the Talmud, why the Internet is better than TV, and the prospect of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and Elvis playing cards together
For a convert to Judaism, the Days of Awe mark a renewed commitment—this year more than ever
This season’s time jump bypasses much of the bootlegger’s criminal career
Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a clever—and kosher—holiday cocktail
Hamas identified the men as members of the militant group’s armed wing
Jordanian bank found liable for knowingly transferring terrorism funds
Security concerns won’t derail annual Breslover pilgrimage to Uman
The NYC restaurant will be serving honey and red wine-braised short ribs
Rogue diplomat secured passports for rebels fleeing Assad’s bloody regime
The story behind a story about a young woman’s search for a new kind of Jewish community
Chaya Ben Baruch’s sixth child was born with Down syndrome. Then she did what every good mother does—set out to find him a mate.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.