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
Susan Sontag, in a rare turn as filmmaker, visited a traumatized Israel in 1973
Why Benjamin Netanyahu is having a more successful term than anyone expected
Israel evacuates an illegal settlement, steps up efforts to placate U.S.
New National Jewish Democratic Council president David Harris must lead the group in the age of Obama
Jews should return to Iraq, and other unconventional wisdom
Fear in Israel, suspicion in the U.S., and more from the news
A letter, a warning, and more from the news
Israel loses Amos Kenan, author, artist, activist, native son
A consul chastised, a tunnel bombed, and more in the news
Israel’s best-selling rock musicians draw freely from the liturgy
France, rhetoric, and the soldiering life
OMC Israel is first step in world hairdressing competition. Seriously.
On top of everything else that’s going right
With his debut novel, essayist Gadi Taub shows an unfamiliar side of Israel—and of himself
From East Jerusalem homes
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