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
Can a gritty Haifa street-art collective bring its wild Israeli style to the chic London galleries inhabited by D*face, JR, and Banksy?
Israeli authorities will begin to deport South Sudanese refugees once Passover ends—unless the holiday’s message of freedom changes their minds
A writer born in the capital of Holocaust denial tours the Jewish state as the cold war between Iran and Israel is about to get hot
Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy
Children’s book illustrator Tom Seidmann-Freud—Sigmund Freud’s niece—led a short and tragic life, but her surreal, whimsical art endures
Director Joseph Cedar on Orthodox Judaism, The Social Network, and the nightmare scenario behind his latest Academy Award-nominated film
Plus high-tech Tel Aviv, Iranian threats, and more
An American moves to St. Petersburg, Russia—where Jews were once forbidden to live—and finds Jewishness has social currency, especially for dating
Plus, Hasty Pudding honors Segel, topical advice from Dr. Ruth, and more
The leftist Israeli magazine +972 wants to sound the alarm on a Jewish state it believes is destroying itself
A passionate, crusading Yiddisher tries to keep the Eastern European language alive in the cosmopolitan center of the Jewish state
Diagnosed with cancer, my father decided to have his tongue removed. It’s an extreme treatment, but he’s always known how to make things work out.
When an 81-year-old novelist sued to become the first Jew in Israel officially labeled “without religion,” he didn’t realize he would start a movement
Agenda: An I.B. Singer story set to klezmer, Lou Reed reads in Brooklyn, the Steins in Paris, Chagall in Ontario, and more
Gingrich makes same promise as … Bush
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