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
A tale of two competing efforts
Plus de-linking ‘linkage,’ non-Ambassador Dershowitz, and more in the news
Elliott Abrams wants ‘crippling sanctions’ … for now
Plus proximity talks to begin this week, and more in the news
Abrams, TNR prefer a U.S. strike on Iran to an Israeli one
Would Israel launch a preemptive strike—despite U.S. opposition—to prevent an Iranian bomb? Despite its bluster, probably not.
Why pick on our friends but not our enemies?
Plus MoDo on the Saudis, directing indirect talks, and more in the news
Plus A’jad in Damascus, Madoff by any other name, and more
Trita Parsi, the second pillar of the U.S. Iran lobby, wants to the be the public face of Iranian-Americans
Plus don’t cry for A’jad, Elie Wiesel, and more
How Flynt Leverett and his wife, Hillary Mann Leverett, became leading advocates for doing business with Tehran
Plus Abbas OKs indirect talks, a mohel’s grandson for VP, and more in the news
Plus Bibi wants a Gaza probe (really), and more in the news
There is no fooling the Iranian president
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