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
The late critic, my father, professor, and bon vivant is the unwitting star of a Berluti ad campaign
He elegantly wrote on films and plays for 55 years
The TNR lion scores the Dan David Prize for his contributions to humanity
Admired or reviled—but never ignored—how has Peter Beinart created a firestorm with well-worn ideas about Israel and American Jews?
Note to some of my fellow progressives: If we can’t argue about Israel without using anti-Semitic tropes, then the debate is lost before it even begins
Wieseltier and Ibish cast uprisings in instructively similar lights
Plus Peretz in winter, and more in the news
In her new book, critic Ruth Franklin argues for why the Holocaust is best understood through fiction
‘TNR’ editor under fire for remarks about Muslims
Politics & Prose shops for new owners
Defends NYRB piece, which was originally for NYT Mag
Warns Zionism is increasingly for the Orthodox
Abrams, TNR prefer a U.S. strike on Iran to an Israeli one
As does everyone else with an Internet connection
Plus Iran’s big day, U.N. sanctions near, and MoHouse in the news
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