French journalist says that alleged shooter Mehdi Nemmouche was his jailer in Syria, may have also tormented James Foley
A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.
New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
The country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—died 11 years ago this week
These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by name
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
There is no single unifying cuisine, but Jewish food from Central and South America is coming into its own
Activists want building declared a landmark
After stints working in graphic design and pizza-making, Noah Wildman found his true culinary calling in making a better knish
The shul on Stanton Street outlasted others in a neighborhood once dense with them. One writer spent his summer trying to find out why. An excerpt.
A brief guide to knishes in the United States
A Jewish Museum exhibit on the New York Photo League shows how its photographers fetishized poverty for the sake of propaganda
The pickle, reviled by American food purists, was a staple of the Jewish immigrant diet
Plus hip prayer shawls, McCain calls for Pollard’s release, and more
On the late Lou Reed’s 69th birthday, Elizabeth Wurtzel explained that contrary to the assertions of Philip Roth and others, the problem with Jewish male artists is not that they are too nice
Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen, a master of expressive improvisation, leads a talented wave of expatriate musicians flooding the New York jazz scene
Josh Yuter, punny Twitterer
When immigrant Lower East Side moms rioted over tonsillectomies
Plus Cantor ups profile, ‘TAL’ takes last breath, and more
When I lived upstairs from the Jewish Defense Organization, Hitler was a presence on the Lower East Side
Plus leave Chomsky alone! and more
Two Jewish theater companies, three opinions
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.