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
Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach
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
In the late 1950s, the Jewish department store mogul salvaged Chanel’s reputation—and burnished his own
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
Agenda: The Phantom Tollbooth turns 50, Shoah in Chicago, Art! in Jerusalem, the comedian Jewmongous, and more
Plus, when Brody met Allen, biking through Tel Aviv, and more
How a Jew, a WASP, and a Catholic found the perfect religious balance and made the Velvet Underground one of the greatest rock bands in history
Agenda: A “Jew Wave” hits Lincoln Center, 3 Cohens play the Village Vanguard, Yiddishkeit in San Francisco, dance in Tel Aviv, and more
Occupy Wall Street protesters insist their movement echoes this year’s Arab revolutions. A better analogue is the Tel Aviv tent-city protests.
The protests in Israel these last two months were nothing short of a revolution. But can the political hope continue through the fall chill?
Agenda: Leni Riefenstahl screens in Manhattan, I.L. Peretz revived in L.A., caricatures by David Levine at the Met, and more
The French ambassador to Israel’s distinctive residence in Jaffa tells the story of an unusual—and eventually ruptured—friendship between a Jewish Zionist architect and his Arab Muslim client
The Tel Aviv tent protesters say they speak for a nation demanding social justice. In truth, they’re entitled yuppies who’ve finally found something worth fighting for: themselves.
Jewish student organization to start campus dialogues about Israel
Protests against increasing housing prices in Israel shake the Netanyahu government. But in the tent cities erected as part of the campaign, the conversation is about civil society.
In the recent tent-city protests, middle-class Israelis took to the streets to protest a political system that ignores them. Without a clear message, will these demonstrations have any effect?
Moshe Feldenkrais took the lessons of judo and his experiences in the Haganah and applied them to a philosophy of movement and self-defense that is long on theory and precise about technique
This Week in Israel: Civil Defense simulates a two-front war, the Netanya gas explosion goes under review, cost-of-living concerns reach the Knesset, a former army bodyguard pleads his case, Labor adds to its ranks, and more
There are many ways a marriage can be tested. Inviting a strange cab driver into your home without informing your wife beforehand is one.
The American-Israeli economist’s name has been floated for other gigs
Fox’s popular otherwordly TV show borrows some familiar Judaic lore
We’re pretty sure Jews didn’t write this one
Plus 58 cases of measles among Hasidic Jews in 2013, and more in the news
Recep Erdoğan is condemned for missing tribute to South African leader
NYPD investigating assault on 22-year-old Taj Patterson as a hate crime
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
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