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?
Plus the Hagel “Friends of Hamas” rumor gets put to rest with gusto
Video: With exit polls predicting surprises, Jerusalemites explained who they voted for in today’s election—and why
A look at some of the clips causing a stir in Israel
Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?
Leaked email shows Kenneth Roth comparing mullahs to Shas
Miriam Ben-Porat, also Israel’s first-ever female comptroller, was 94.
The highly influential rabbi and power broker was mentored by Rav Kook
Illegally occupy land, get politely moved. Protest for social justice, get beaten. I’m joining the protesters.
Some disheartening news for the fairer sex.
Deal could lend electoral reform and even peace process momentum
If Israel decides to carry out a strike against Iran, the desert town of Dimona could be a likely target for retaliation. Are its residents worried?
Plus, the second annual flotilla, Shas says don’t smoke, and more
Plus Chabad vs. Russia, and more
A tragedy in Israel lets the ‘ethnic genie’ out of the bottle
Israel’s leaders have abandoned the details of governance, as last week’s catastrophic wildfire tragically showed
Plus Kerry says spring peace deal still attainable, and more in the news
A wrinkle in the nuclear deal emerges, plus advice from Billy Joel
A kosher response to the latest viral cat meme
Orthodox fashionistas everywhere rejoice
There’s a headline we weren’t quite ready for
Plus Jason Segel is David Foster Wallace, and more in the news
Watch the snowfall in the Old City on “The Kotel Cam”
URJ’s 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy has robotics, video game design, and more
The American-Israeli economist’s name has been floated for other gigs
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