The steel magnate—son-in-law of the former president and once a symbol of post-Soviet nepotism—now advocates for the rule of law
The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo
Last week’s assassination of Hezbollah commander Hassan Laqqis in Beirut was a taste of what may come
A match a century in the making brings two tough, funny, liberated stars into glorious alignment
Sefi Rivlin, the iconic Israeli comedian who died earlier this month, revolutionized the country’s political scene
A newly published collection reminds that grotesque images of Jews were routinely mailed by ordinary people around the world
I’ve struggled for decades to feel comfortable in synagogue as a single woman. Wrapped in a silk prayer shawl, I finally felt at home.
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?
The Jewish judge in the case is trying to dissuade him
Plus a terror trial in New York and a wedding day letter
Zero Dark Thirty and the Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.
Plus a look back on Lincoln Square Synagogue
Plus a plan to legalize the settlements in the West Bank?
The Muslim Brotherhood, which won the presidency Saturday, sees itself as a corrective to modern Egyptian life
The Salafis, Sunni Islamic extremists, are at least opposed to the most dangerous U.S. adversaries, the Shiites
Plus the U.S. Navy increases Gulf presence, and more
The president says he’s got Israel’s back regarding Iran. So, why hasn’t the White House readied the American public for a possible military strike?
Mixes technical military talk with light schtick
Or, if you must, celebrate it on 5/2
Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon was exactly the ambassador for Islam Americans needed after Sept. 11
The American Jewish response to Sept. 11 interprets—but doesn’t explain—the anti-Semitism, trauma, and mourning that still linger after the attacks
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
Al-Qaida cell phones confirmed Pakistani complicity in the hiding of Osama Bin Laden. That country’s military and intelligence patronage of terrorism requires the United States to take a harder line there.
Plus Kerry says spring peace deal still attainable, and more in the news
A wrinkle in the nuclear deal emerges, plus advice from Billy Joel
A kosher response to the latest viral cat meme
Orthodox fashionistas everywhere rejoice
There’s a headline we weren’t quite ready for
Plus Jason Segel is David Foster Wallace, and more in the news
Watch the snowfall in the Old City on “The Kotel Cam”
URJ’s 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy has robotics, video game design, and more
The American-Israeli economist’s name has been floated for other gigs
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