Even in the Jewish state, ultra-Orthodox Jews look first to their own, and not to secular authorities, for security
The 42-year-old son of the city’s former D.A. emerges as a tailor-made fit for the polyglot metropolis
Responding to pressure from the progressive ‘Open Hillel’ movement will engage those who want to hear a multiplicity of views
The work, lost for a century, depicts Edgardo Mortara, an Italian Jewish boy seized by Church authorities
How the Coen brothers and Terry Zwigoff helped create a holiday classic that angers gentiles
The Council of Four Lands was the central body of Jewish autonomy in Poland for nearly two centuries. What went wrong?
I found a memento from my bar mitzvah in my parents’ house. Was it finally time to let go of the past, or was it worth keeping?
I tried to get pregnant for months. But when my fertility treatments worked too well, I faced an unexpected moral quandary.
Overseas, I sought out ways to connect to the community, but when I came home, my old sense of alienation would quickly return
Plus a Syrian university suffers a major attack
Israel and Iran featured in a foreign policy debate with little substance
I was drawn to Mali’s nomads and their musical pleas for a homeland, until they allied with Islamists
An engagement at an African music festival took bandleader Jeremiah Lockwood as far from his musical roots as he’d ever ventured—and put him in tune with them anew
How an American saxophonist came to cut a record with a group of Ugandan Jews
Oran Etkin takes his cues from Malian griots, Louis Armstrong, and the shtetl
The “Grand Bagel Cheese” is a far cry from Israel’s “Big America Burger”
Ramat Gan Zoo staff had just thought one was a small male
Becomes second university to do so after ASA’s Israel boycott
Opponents argue that it is a distortion of history
Senator Al Franken weighs in on the debate over Mr. Claus’ ethnicity
Plus what a war on Christmas would actually look like, and more in the news
A look at the responses to the boycott of Israel
It’s called ‘transgenerational epigenetic inheritance,’ and it’s giving me anxiety
Daniel Wultz’s family has some choice words for Bibi
An anthropologist from the Anti-Atlas region travels home to find out what four generations of his countrymen think of Jews
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.