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
Innocent people shouldn’t fear walking down the street, whatever their faith—and everyone must push back against the madness
In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own
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?
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
Used his phone to film his kids’ band playing a concert in NYC
Beloved celebrity couple Yehuda Levi and Ninet Tayeb split after eight years
Plus rent Spielberg’s house, Joan Rivers wants Bristol Palin’s life, and more
European cineastes clash with American ironists and shlock-meisters at the film-world’s biggest hoedown
My family Kiddush became the haunting opening for Schindler’s List, and was sampled by the hip-hop collective
Plus feminist protests in Europe turns some heads
America’s greatest Jewish director was haunted by the Nazi horror—too much to address it directly in film
And Steven Spielberg has dropped out of one of them
Plus locusts descend upon Egypt
What if Lincoln, Life of Pi, and other Academy Award-nominated films got sequels starring Jewish characters?
The Golden Globes and Oscars reward Lincoln and Django. Are slavery movies the new Holocaust flicks?
Plus Massachusetts rabbi considering Senate run
Spielberg’s timely new Civil War biopic portrays a man leading his people to the gates of the Promised Land
The Brooklyn-born Jewish actor turns 65
Alice Walker will not allow Hebrew translation of The Color Purple
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