The steel magnate—son-in-law of the former president and once a symbol of post-Soviet nepotism—now advocates for the rule of law
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
A match a century in the making brings two tough, funny, liberated stars into glorious alignment
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
I’ve struggled for decades to feel comfortable in synagogue as a single woman. Wrapped in a silk prayer shawl, I finally felt at home.
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?
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After a seder circus, wondering if too much emphasis on children is ruining ritual
Breaking Passover in style, the ‘linkage’ problem, and more
This Passover, help yourself to some cookie dough
A Washington journalist discusses some of the Christian seders he has thrown
Violence in Gaza and Berlin, and more in the news
Plus Jesus and ‘The Simpsons,’ and more
Graphic Jew, alterna-Seder, and more
Plus Iran’s sanctions, Obama’s Seder, and more in the news
For a kid-friendly Passover, try rounding out the seder plate with some off-menu additions
The Seder sausage-making, and more
The first Passover celebrations included neither haggadah nor seder. With the passage of millennia, the two have become central elements. Herewith an interactive guide to the collage of texts that constitutes the holiday’s guidebook.
Plus Bibi’s missing counter-offer, and more
It’s Greek to us, charoset balls, and more
Plus Elijah’s cup and Gilad’s chair, 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