A new genre of journalism brings up the good, the bad, and the ugly of liberal soul-searching
Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas
AIPAC, the so-called Jewish Lobby, has no influence in the White House and is scared to speak out
Art-world pervert flaunts mirrored balloons, oodles of cash at the Whitney
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?
Brian Schwadron studied with indigenous healers around the world. Now he’s using what he learned to create wedding banquets.
Roman Jews have had a long love affair with tomatoes. This recipe for oven-browned ‘pomodori a mezzo’ will show you why.
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Yossi Green, the Satmar-raised composer who found inspiration in Roberta Flack, writes Jewish spirituals
A lawsuit against New York’s ‘oral suction’ law is misguided—and would backfire against the ultra-Orthodox
Theodore Ross grew up pretending he wasn’t Jewish. His book Am I a Jew? traces his re-engagement with Judaism.
Reports about a religious woman running for office reveal a media blind spot: Orthodox women
The writers and editors behind the astonishing rise of Orthodox magazines and fiction
Why a quarter of a million people turned out to mourn Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv
In West Jerusalem, neighborhood borders are often marked by the political graffiti sprayed on the streets
Israel should abandon its plan to make the ultra-Orthodox join the army and give them all jobs instead
On some Israeli buses, only men sit in the front. With the law on their side, some women are fighting back.
For some ultra-Orthodox writers, the tension between obedience and skepticism in their community fuels a unique art
Plus photos show Iran covering up nuke evidence, and more in the news
UPDATED: Israel’s central banker delivers a blunt warning to Israeli Arabs and the ultra-Orthodox: Get to work, or the state will be jeopardized
Naama Margolese—an 8-year-old Israeli girl taunted by ultra-Orthodox men who think she is immodest—is the new face of Jewish women’s rights
In March, we’re going to have a daughter in Israel, our chosen home. But recent events have us doubting if this is the best place to raise her.
Plus the Haredim bring up the Holocaust, and more in the news
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority