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
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
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?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
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
When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my wedding vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.
Plus, Reform and Conservative rabbis scorned, and more in the news
Birthright Israel will take 40,000 young Jews on a free trip to the Jewish state this year. We’re joining them.
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Plus a new Egyptian constitution, and more in the news
The White House wants credit for successes but blames Israel for failures, a New York Times exposé shows
U.S. ambassador to Syria blames Russia, Iran for enabling slaughter
Plus General Grant returns to the White House, and more in the news
The Salafis, Sunni Islamic extremists, are at least opposed to the most dangerous U.S. adversaries, the Shiites
U.S. seeks Russian support as civil war takes on sectarian dimensions
Plus the Iran talks are stalled, and more in the news
Plus troubling find at Iranian facility, and more in the news
New French president was elected without majority of Jewish support
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Laura Secor discusses her new ‘New Yorker’ dispatch from Iran
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