The steel magnate—son-in-law of the former president and once a symbol of post-Soviet nepotism—now advocates for the rule of law
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
A match a century in the making brings two tough, funny, liberated stars into glorious alignment
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
I’ve struggled for decades to feel comfortable in synagogue as a single woman. Wrapped in a silk prayer shawl, I finally felt at home.
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?
Brooklyn synagogue hosts joint Tisha B’Av fast break and Ramadan iftar
The late New York mayor told me he wanted to be remembered by my son Daniel Pearl’s final words: ‘I am Jewish.’
Inheriting Abraham, by Jon Levenson, expertly dismantles the idea of the patriarch as the father of three religions
The school aims to promote a moderate vision of Islam, but it faces deep skepticism from Jews and Muslims
The murder of Shaima Alawadi isn’t a sign of increasing prejudice, but of writers’ credulousness
The Syrian diaspora in Israel watches its once-vibrant ancestral home fall to ruin in the country’s civil war
A Danish art exhibit attacks public figures who ‘insult’ but not those who issue death threats in response
Documentary film The Light in Her Eyes reveals how a Syrian school upends notions about religious education
The Christian right, radical Islamists, and secular leftists agree: this atheist is America’s most dangerous man
Lebanon’s Party of God is feeling heat from certain Shiites, who aren’t eager to serve as human shields again
Egypt’s famous comic actor was on trial this week for offending Islam. But for Israeli kids, he was a beloved face on state TV’s weekly Arab Movie.
Hillary Clinton’s State Department policy relies in part on Ayatollah Khamenei’s supposed anti-nuclear fatwa. But the edict may not even exist.
Wanted Women, a new joint biography of two Muslim women, refuses to distinguish between an al-Qaida terrorist and a feminist intellectual
A Hamas official’s visit to Tunisia prompts an anti-Semitic demonstration—and soul-searching about the treatment of Jews in North Africa
Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon was exactly the ambassador for Islam Americans needed after Sept. 11
‘Portrait of the artist as a young mensch’
Plus Kerry says spring peace deal still attainable, and more in the news
A wrinkle in the nuclear deal emerges, plus advice from Billy Joel
A kosher response to the latest viral cat meme
Orthodox fashionistas everywhere rejoice
There’s a headline we weren’t quite ready for
Plus Jason Segel is David Foster Wallace, and more in the news
Watch the snowfall in the Old City on “The Kotel Cam”
URJ’s 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy has robotics, video game design, and more
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