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
Plus Gingrich is both sorry and not a Nazi, and more
Plus the futile Flotilla? and more in the news
Plus Australian ‘crisis,’ and more in the news
President reassures legislators on Israel, Iran
Plus Alan ♥ Salam, and more in the news
Plus welfare mess, White House shindig, and more in the news
Plus can’t anyone here impose these sanctions? and more in the news
Syria may be getting a new U.S. ambassador, but the problem of Syrian engagement is far from solved
Hamas’s engager, the black Bellow, and more
Plus Scuds across the border, street-name showdown, and more in the news
The Palestinians wait; Syria could be Israel’s shortcut
Plus nukes in Prague, sex in the West Bank, and more in the news
Plus wait ’til at least next year for Iranian nuke, and more in the news
Why pick on our friends but not our enemies?
Where we see coincidences in U.S. news coverage of the Middle East, locals see conspiracies—and sometimes they’re right
NPR’s Planet Money wants to reunite Jennifer with her bat mitzvah t-shirt
That’s at least 100 corned beef sandwiches!
South African-born writer Benjamin Pogrund remembers an old friend
Plus Operation Israeli Weather 2.0, and more in the news
Sure it’s not a land deal, but maybe we’re getting somewhere?
Jerusalem’s Hummus satellite declares war on smart phones
My night with Kanye West and 20,000 other believers
‘Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Call to Transcendence,’ by Shai Held
With raunchy Auschwitz shot, naturally
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