Light the Lights

Agenda, Hanukkah edition: Matisyahu comes clean in Williamsburg, latkes get judged, and a 4,000-pound menorah is lit. Plus our seasonal gift guide!

Matisyahu Shaves Beard, Is No Longer Hasidic

Reggae star promises new ‘music of rebirth’

Mile High

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

Jewish Rapper’s Bickering Beef With Kanye

New single from West and Jay-Z disses Drake; will he respond?

Loss of JDub Is a Blow to the Jewish Community

Proudly unorthodox, org. kept young Jews interested

Game On

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

Matisyahu ‘Feuds’ With Drake

A rap battle for the tribe

Sundown: U.S. Slams Western Wall Slur

Plus START supporters hone in on AIPAC, and more

Sundown: Talking and Eating Turkey

Plus Israel takes a breather on Iran, and more

Sephardic Sounds

A new compilation album highlights the diversity of contemporary Jewish music

Sundown: No Freeze Deal; The Freeze Deal

Plus women for peace, and more

Sundown: Drake Smacks Down Matisyahu

Plus, what’s new with the Palestinians, and a Talmudic inquiry

Boxing Tactics, With Yuri Foreman

Orthodox fighter expounds on the counter-punch

Sundown: Reform Jews Call For Equality for Israeli Arabs

Plus Israel’s minority, an Olympian soundtrack, and more

Resolved

Rosh Hashanah resolutions from Matisyahu, Michael Showalter, Ayelet Waldman, and others

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