Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews rally against proposed new law
Dog droppings not picked up in Jerusalem will be tested, and owners fined
Jerusalem is a holy city for three major religions, so why should any earthly power claim sovereignty there?
In dissenting opinions, Talmudic rabbis propose and debate every detail of Sukkot’s booth and, in so doing, measure God
Touring the Holy City with the garbage collectors is a reminder that it’s also a place where people go about their day-to-day lives
The Council of Four Lands was the central body of Jewish autonomy in Poland for nearly two centuries. What went wrong?
Traffic jams, snowman, and a snow-covered Western Wall
Watch the snowfall in the Old City on “The Kotel Cam”
Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach
In their faith, Talmudic rabbis kept contradictory thoughts, believing in both the reality of miracles and their unreliability
Originally the brainchild of an American Jew and an Arab Israeli, now a model for a small but growing educational trend
A dispatch from the Women of the Wall’s 25th anniversary prayer service
Introducing Rabbi David Wolpe’s new series on Jewish scholarship
My husband and I wanted kids. We just didn’t want them now. But the longer we delayed, the more we risked missing our chance.
The influential rabbi draws the country’s largest funeral crowd in history
After tragedy, Dvora Omer found flaws, beauty in the nation’s founding figures, turning them into literary heroes
Including 1,400-year-old jewelry and coins inscribed with shofar and menorah
City Hall clerk refused to register name of Israeli couple’s newborn
Daniel Estrin tries the city’s best cocktails—but they could use better names
Three distinctive bars in the Holy City showcase local ingredients and characters. Just don’t call the bartenders ‘mixologists.’
U.S. Court invalidates law making ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ a valid place of birth
Can the mayor hold on in the next elections and continue his drive to pull the ancient city into the 21st century?
Why Justin Bieber, Elton John, Madonna, and, yes, Alicia Keys, love to play Tel Aviv—and why Israel loves them back
Israeli society debates the value of Haredi jobs, but Patrick Leigh Fermor saw the ultra-Orthodox hard at work
The Attorney General calls on “local custom” to prevail
In search of an Old City street-ball legend whose hoop dreams were as knotted as the Holy Land
The great Judean builder and his outsized ego are the subject of a monumental Israel Museum exhibit
In calling for desegregation of the Kotel, the modern movement is actually reviving 19th-century traditions
From the archive: Daniel Estrin’s 2012 report—which just won a prestigious award—on Jerusalem’s light rail
‘Taken for a Ride in Jerusalem’ wins the Digital Audio accolade