The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo
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
Sefi Rivlin, the iconic Israeli comedian who died earlier this month, revolutionized the country’s political scene
A newly published collection reminds that grotesque images of Jews were routinely mailed by ordinary people around the world
In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own
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
Plus Kristallnacht in Brooklyn, Foreskin Man’s female friend, and more
At first Oreos were an unkosher, forbidden temptation. Then they became just another unhealthy cookie.
On Shabbat, the day of rest, cooking is prohibited. But for a chef-turned-rabbinical student, cooking is key to celebration, and food prepared in advance will never taste as good.
Law arguably contradicts humane, moral considerations
Manischewitz opens new corporate HQ in Newark
Who gives the greatest heart attacks of them all?
After a kosher-certifying agency deemed quinoa, the South American grain-like seed, Passover-compliant, it’s become a darling of the Passover table. But now rabbis are having doubts.
New scholarly finding threatens to upend kosher laws
Keep your bacon and beer
Plus the great neocon crack-up, and more
Noshing challah, Knicks star is the quintessential New Yorker
‘Traditional Jewish Christmas’ at Mile End
Author Sue Fishkoff reports on the world of kosher food production and consumption
Searching for Jewish cooking in France
Plus R.I.P. Penn, the Jew of ‘Mad Men,’ 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