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
Plus, Abbas says he would skip U.N. push, and more in the news
Disagreement over Fayyad could be straw that breaks always-tenuous deal
Change represents victory for Israel and, even more, Obama
Palestinians, seemingly turned off by U.N. vote, tentatively agree to peace talks
Plus, Winehouse’s life imitates her art, and more
Plus, God may be on our side but time is not, and more in the news
Plus Israel and ‘12, sustainable delis, and more
Plus, Abbas, Ross, the Druze, and more in the news
Plus, sanctioned Assad blames Israel, and more in the news
False account of Israel’s founding ill-serves two-state track
What Obama and Bibi will say (and what Abbas will be thinking), and more in the news
Syrian regime has own use for ‘Nakba Day;’ 16 deaths reported
After reconciliation with Hamas, can the P.A. be trusted with millions of dollars?
Plus, Abbas vows no Hamas in West Bank, Egyptian violence, and more in the news
The myriad problems with and underlying logic for reconciliation
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