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.
The prize should have gone to Atwood or Lahiri—or, better yet, Munro
The renowned writer, who plumbed Jewish identity and became an American master, adds the biggest laurel to his crown
This award proves, once and for all, that Roth isn’t too obscene. Nor is he too American, or too male, or too Jewish.
Why Philip Roth shouldn’t have won the Nobel prize
The Nobel laureate chronicled the American Jewish Experience
Once an institutionalized mental patient, the comic Moshe Kasher unleashes his psychological self-abuse in the new memoir Kasher in the Rye
Brushing up on tips from the JetBlue-El Al partnership
Novelists Gary Shteyngart and Joshua Cohen discuss their dark visions of the future
Time has arrived to rock the world of fiction
How a filmmaker turned his movie flop into a groundbreaking book
So what if he’s in diapers? He waves! He smiles! What more could you want in a leader?
Rattled by a sudden lack of indifference
What’s more unlikely than a romantic comedy
When the going gets good, the unfortunate lights a spliff
How two books about conspiracy theories get it wrong
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
You can finally blame today’s awful music on your children
Plus Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline finally happening, and more in the news
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