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
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
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?
On the 26th anniversary of Freedom Sunday, a photographer uses objects to look at the immigrant experience
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
When I got married, my sheitel was a symbol of my vows and my Orthodoxy. Then it became a symbol of my discontent.
The Jewish Agency chief promises that no arrests will be made
The comedian’s sister’s protest of gender inequality at the Western Wall makes a case for holiness, not against
The track record for Western Wall checks is not so good
Plus Macedonia holds its first-ever Limmud conference
Stories from beyond the northeast
In the wake of Anat Hoffman’s arrest, a global response
Plus the Democratic platform: no word on Jerusalem
A Jewish-themed anti-abortion monument grows in Kansas
Plus troubling find at Iranian facility, and more in the news
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From chanting at the Western Wall to saying Kaddish, several organizations offer to pray on your behalf, for a fee they claim to donate to charity. Is a farmed-out prayer as effective as a personal one?
Guma Aguiar, the possibly unstable Israeli sports tycoon!
Plus Howard Jacobson’s must-read on Hanukkah, and more in the news
Plus START supporters hone in on AIPAC, and more
Plus the leaks, the reactor, the Wall, and more in the news
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