The influential former secretary of state—courtier, careerist, proud American, conflicted Jew—turns 90
As political and financial crises deepen in Western Europe, French Jewry is facing a familiar test
Israeli society debates the value of Haredi jobs, but Patrick Leigh Fermor saw the ultra-Orthodox hard at work
Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year
Saul Bellow was a complicated father to his three sons. In a new book, the eldest tries to parse his inheritance.
The show’s demise is a blow for musical theater—the art that incorporates virtually every other form of art
Video: Astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo’s home reflects her mixed heritage—and wide-ranging spirituality
This week’s Talmud reading prompts strikingly contemporary questions about observance and belief
Molecular gastronomy finally takes off in Israel, drawing kosher foodies and experimental chefs alike
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
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
What would Jewish law have to say about alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s burial?
A survivor transforms as his son graduates medical school
Plus a grisly, daylight murder in London
“Let them dance, let them sing—but don’t make wars.”
The beginning to the world’s best Craigslist ad?
Los Angeles just elected its first Jewish mayor
The man reportedly confessed to a 2011 triple homicide
From Syria to elections to Iran’s nuclear program
Plus FBI kills man linked to Boston Marathon bombing suspect
Plus Steve Cohen, Al Jazeera, and Mila Kunis
Berlin was once home to 50,000 Jewish-owned businesses. A historian is now obsessively reconstructing their demise.
A visit to B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue brings back memories of milchig establishments of yore
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.