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
Reggae star promises new ‘music of rebirth’
Ean Seeb, a Denver medical-marijuana provider who’s active in Jewish causes, helped run parts of last week’s Jewish Federations General Assembly there
New single from West and Jay-Z disses Drake; will he respond?
Proudly unorthodox, org. kept young Jews interested
In the new Jewish Edition of the word-guessing game Taboo, developed by two twentysomethings and a Jewish-games company, clues lean a little bit Zionist, and “Adam Sandler” was deemed too secular
A rap battle for the tribe
Plus START supporters hone in on AIPAC, and more
Plus Israel takes a breather on Iran, and more
A new compilation album highlights the diversity of contemporary Jewish music
Plus women for peace, and more
Plus, what’s new with the Palestinians, and a Talmudic inquiry
Orthodox fighter expounds on the counter-punch
Plus Israel’s minority, an Olympian soundtrack, and more
Rosh Hashanah resolutions from Matisyahu, Michael Showalter, Ayelet Waldman, and others
Mixes electronica, guitar rock into the reggae, to not-so-great reviews
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