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
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
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
The activist behind those anti-Christmas billboards says Judaism is incompatible with the views of nonbelievers—like himself
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
Plus crime, progress, and more in the news
Plus bad advertising, a Hungarian wingnut, and more in the news
A shul to close, a school to open, and more in the news
If Israel halts settlements, U.S. official says
Israeli etiquette, Ahmadinejad shunned, and a happy new yarrr!
Talk and more talk today in the news
Seen as a sop to right-wing parties
Settlement freeze postponed, Evangelicals and Israel, and more in the news
Good reasons for low hopes in the Mideast, and more in the news
One blogger is worried about the change, another doesn’t buy it
Realizes Bibi can’t announce halt
Memories of Lodz, a blind date peace plan, and more in the news
Give and take on the settlements, the Swedish thing, and more from the news
Specter’s travails, Huckabee makes waves again, and more in the news
Israel evacuates an illegal settlement, steps up efforts to placate U.S.
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