The crusader against anti-Semitism on why 2013 was bad for the Jews—and why fixing the world starts with fixing ourselves
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
If all the joy and happiness in the air are making you miserable, try one of these six strategies for how to ruin Dec. 25
A Harvard researcher was convinced he’d found evidence of 1930s movie mogul fascism. But did he get it wrong?
The work, lost for a century, depicts Edgardo Mortara, an Italian Jewish boy seized by Church authorities
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
Noah Baumbach’s new Frances Ha shows the fate of a generation enamored of the nebbishy narcissist
Plus, Iranian nukes, Noah Baumbach on Noah (as in Ark), and more
In other news, there is no Santa Claus
Your Sunday reading, Monday
With Ben Stiller as the shlemiel
The latest Woody Allens, a very taurine haftorah, and more
Sam Lipsyte’s novel The Ask and Noah Baumbach’s movie Greenberg breathe new life into the figure of the shlemiel
Plus four more ‘knockout’ arrests, and more in the news
Abraham Zuckerman was featured in Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List
The Scroll looks at the wild new Martin Scorsese movie
Tycoon-turned-dissident jailed for 10 years until Putin’s surprise pardon
The groups have resumed talking in Geneva though
Plus Sweden county seeks circumcision ban, and more in the news
The original ‘bad Jewish boy’ has died at 77
Israeli take on ‘This American Life’ launches Indiegogo funding campaign
Understanding France and Israel by their McDonald’s franchises
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.