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
Plus Friedman and Halevi view it from Israel, and more in the news
Israel rejected big offer; news is bad P.R. for P.A.
Plus the Jews are thriving in Baltimore, and more
Plus is Abbas a perennial no-sayer? and more in the news
J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment
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Why Iran fears the peace process
Plus Israel and Russia ink historic deal, and more in the news
Plus anti-anti-Semitism at Yale, and more
Hope springs eternal, but could it be for real this time?
Plus: Abbas’ reluctance, Palestinian dissent, and more in the news
Valley on Valley, Hitch on faith, and more
Plus ambition we can maybe believe in, and more in the news
Where the problematic ‘Fayyad Plan’ fits
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