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
The genre-bending musician channels the notion of ‘Zion’ through reggae-dub
John Zorn’s Tzadik record label compiles the radical work of the 1980s New York jazz group Hasidic New Wave
With A Dreamers Christmas, subversive jazz musician John Zorn makes a straightforward holiday album that’s radical in its own way
We may talk of its eternal qualities, but the music of Kol Nidre is forever being made anew
In producing Jewish music, trombonist Rafi Malkiel found inspiration in water
Paul Shapiro’s music is a buffet of treats
Cliche-free jazz, punk, and hip-hop
The brilliantly aggravating music and art of Mauricio Kagel
Cabaret-punk band Barbez pays tribute to Paul Celan
What happens when 100 klezmer musicians from around the world gather for a photo op?
Plus Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline finally happening, and more in the news
Will European health officials take note?
Citing cost, Israeli premier ignites a firestorm among detractors
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler sued by board members
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New music from Britney Spears, One Direction, and more
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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