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
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
Akiva Roth had previously taught at JTS
Akiva Roth made headlines as recent hire at Yeshiva University
Did Zosa Szajkowski save precious documents from the Nazis, or did he steal the cultural patrimony of French Jews?
I thought Jewish law left no role for me to grieve when my fiancé’s brother died. Now, I finally can.
Why discussing women, clothing, and religion isn’t a waste of time
Most of the time, Larry Bazer runs a shul in Massachusetts. But for the past six months, he served in the military as the only rabbi in Afghanistan.
Plus a gay Conservative rabbi, and more
Long relegated to either Jewish institutions or self-contained collections, Judaica is finding a new home in mainstream museums of art
A collection of ketubot at New York’s Jewish Museum prompts the Jewish Theological Seminary’s chancellor to consider marriage contracts from medieval times to our own
Plus Saban v. Stone, Amar’e’s grandma, and more
The limits of a cross-denominational partnership aimed at helping Jewish educators
JTS head lays out more ecumenical future
Conservative seminary announces new initiatives, funding
Trouble JTS, preparing for Valentine’s Day, 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