The group has maintained an uneasy status quo despite losing key allies in Tehran, Damascus, and Cairo
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
Sefi Rivlin, the iconic Israeli comedian who died earlier this month, revolutionized the country’s political scene
A newly published collection reminds that grotesque images of Jews were routinely mailed by ordinary people around the world
In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own
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
Declaring Zionism to be racism and other exciting exploits over the years
Plus Russia resists harsh Syria resolution (again), and more
Civil war is next as regional actors jockey for position
Plus the U.S. reacts strongly to Iran nuclear report, and more
Peace process breakdown weakens the U.S.
Plus, Syrian ships shell Syrian city, and more in the news
Palestinians, seemingly turned off by U.N. vote, tentatively agree to peace talks
Plus, Winehouse’s life imitates her art, and more
In other news, someone should be fired for diplomatic malpractice
Plus remembering Fischer and Uncle Leo, and more
But its bluff is called; vote on harsher resolution could come Friday
Plus Natalie Portman probably says ‘Kennahurra,’ and more
Will anti-settlement sentiment prove a tipping point?
Plus nukes in Prague, sex in the West Bank, and more in the news
Violence in Gaza and Berlin, and more in the news
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