Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
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?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
The activist behind those anti-Christmas billboards says Judaism is incompatible with the views of nonbelievers—like himself
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
Plus Israeli brain drain rates top in the West, and more in the news
600,000 people attended his funeral in Jerusalem yesterday. Here’s why.
The influential rabbi draws the country’s largest funeral crowd in history
The influential and divisive spiritual leader of Israel’s Sephardim leaves contradictory legacy
Featuring Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen, and Idan Raichel
By failing to name a street after the controversial philosopher, the city of Jerusalem proved he was right
Leaked email shows Kenneth Roth comparing mullahs to Shas
This week in Israel: borders are breached, a truck runs amok, Netanyahu tests the waters, Barak stands accused, and rabbis fireproof the Sabbath
Plus, the second annual flotilla, Shas says don’t smoke, and more
Prestige hurt, but Turkish diplomacy is back
Plus ambition we can maybe believe in, and more in the news
Plus political rabbi gets U.S. scold, and more in the news
Today’s rabbinic culture is closing the door to converts, and ignoring its own history in the process
Intel to hire shabbos goyim; a woman arrested at the Western Wall
Sephardic rabbi predicts Sephardic savior
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