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 Abbas reacts to the Arab Spring, and more in the news
Plus Egyptian Islamists flailing, and more in the news
Plus Egypt prisoner swap in the works, and more in the news
Celebrates Supreme Court victory, says Knesset has no further move
Migron to disappear by August 1, barring further gov’t action, noncompliance
Getting high in the settlements
Plus concerns of covert Iranian breakout, and more in the news
Susan Rice stands up for the United Nations
Plus Israeli Jews oppose attack and support Obama, and more in the news
Plus Mormons are the new Jews, Avodah goes to Israel, and more
Plus humanitarian aid for Homs, and more in the news
Plus more settlements prompt more U.S. words, and more
Michael Kohlhaas, a 19th-century novella by Heinrich von Kleist, reminds the Israeli and U.S. right that lust for vengeance is a terrible idea
An IDF spokesperson’s dismissal of a tragedy is the ultimate #moralfail
Plus Madoff suicide revelation, Egypt’s new F-16, and more in the news
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