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
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
Photographer Łukasz Baksik hunts repurposed matzevot, burial markers turned cornerstones and cobbles
Celebrating a half-century of work, the photographer recalls his Bronx childhood and days at Ground Zero
The recently discovered street photographer trained her lens on my family—and a lost, genteel world
A ghostly chaise at Grossinger’s, rubble at the Concord, and other photos of once-great Catskills resorts
After World War II, Polish peasants hunted for jewels and gold amid the human remains at former Nazi death camps
The Russian immigrant Anna Shteynshleyger, a formerly observant Jew in the contemporary art world, creates lush, melancholy, Edenic works
Rabbi Judah Loew brings his creature to life once more, but their reunion may be brief: They can’t agree where to go—or what century to live in.
Rabbi Judah Loew discovers the whereabouts of his long-lost creation in The New Yorker, only to realize that he may be too late to save him
Suffering from amnesia, Rabbi Judah Loew’s modern golem searches online for information about his father—and finds out the truth about himself
Judah Loew’s lost golem wanders New York in search of answers and lands a job at a prestigious magazine. Is he really cut out for a desk job?
A MoMA retrospective reveals an unlikely connection between Cindy Sherman and Jewish stereotypes—and forces questions about individualism
After the lost golem enjoys his long-awaited reunion with Rabbi Judah Loew, a fashion show goes horribly awry and drives the creature to drink
The lost golem finally reconnects with his creator—but now that he’s found a place where he belongs, he’s not quite ready to leave New York
Wandering New York in search of his creator, the lost golem finally finds someone who sees him as something more than a horrible monster
NPR’s Planet Money wants to reunite Jennifer with her bat mitzvah t-shirt
That’s at least 100 corned beef sandwiches!
South African-born writer Benjamin Pogrund remembers an old friend
Plus Operation Israeli Weather 2.0, and more in the news
Sure it’s not a land deal, but maybe we’re getting somewhere?
Jerusalem’s Hummus satellite declares war on smart phones
My night with Kanye West and 20,000 other believers
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
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