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
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
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
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
When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.
House majority leader quickly rebuked by Nancy Pelosi, angry Twitter users
Plus debt ceiling issue likely to get kicked down the road three months
A surprising call for conservatives to stop running against it
The casino mogul is out $70 million as Jewish voters re-elect Obama and Jewish GOP candidates lose
Republicans expand their control of the House of Representatives
The Republican’s vision—based on choice and dignity, not dependence—is why Jews should support him
Policies proposed by Mitt Romney, especially on education, are antithetical to fairness and compassion
This says more about us than it does about him
The author, like Israel, takes risks—and lives in opposition to nebbishy Jewish New Yorkers
The donor speaks out in a rare interview
Republican and Democratic politicians are reviving a favorite Nazi debating point this election season
That hot new website making fun of Jewish Republicans? My husband and I made it—and you’re welcome.
Are Jews turning away from the Dems? Survey says: perhaps!
Plus, Poland reopens Auschwitz probe, Oprah goes to the mikvah, and more
The Republican presidential candidates’ refusal to believe in things like global warming isn’t just bad science; it’s also very poor religion
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
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