The influential former secretary of state—courtier, careerist, proud American, conflicted Jew—turns 90
As political and financial crises deepen in Western Europe, French Jewry is facing a familiar test
Israeli society debates the value of Haredi jobs, but Patrick Leigh Fermor saw the ultra-Orthodox hard at work
Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year
Saul Bellow was a complicated father to his three sons. In a new book, the eldest tries to parse his inheritance.
The show’s demise is a blow for musical theater—the art that incorporates virtually every other form of art
Video: Astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo’s home reflects her mixed heritage—and wide-ranging spirituality
This week’s Talmud reading prompts strikingly contemporary questions about observance and belief
Molecular gastronomy finally takes off in Israel, drawing kosher foodies and experimental chefs alike
Once a bastion for strictly observant women, Jewish ritual baths are reaching out beyond the Orthodox
New memoirs by transgender authors Kate Bornstein and Joy Ladin illustrate the power of religion to shape how people construct their identities
Plus yet another mah-jongg article, and yet more
From the archives: How a poet made the transition from man to woman
Two gay congregations publish non-traditional prayer books
What it meant for one person, born male, to become a woman
A nighttime epiphany leads to a major change
Transamerica’s heroine finds herself negotiating a number of identities
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
What would Jewish law have to say about alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s burial?
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
“Let them dance, let them sing—but don’t make wars.”
The beginning to the world’s best Craigslist ad?
Los Angeles just elected its first Jewish mayor
The man reportedly confessed to a 2011 triple homicide
From Syria to elections to Iran’s nuclear program
Plus FBI kills man linked to Boston Marathon bombing suspect
Plus Steve Cohen, Al Jazeera, and Mila Kunis
He was one of the last three remaining Warsaw Ghetto fighters
The Doors guitarist remembers the influential keyboardist
Berlin was once home to 50,000 Jewish-owned businesses. A historian is now obsessively reconstructing their demise.
A visit to B&H Restaurant on Second Avenue brings back memories of milchig establishments of yore
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.