A new piece of legislation seeks to upset the status quo over which language the Jewish state deems official. It’s deeply misguided.
New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
The country singer—and a founding father of American Christian Zionism—died 11 years ago this week
An excerpt from a new analysis of King David, the biblical poet-hero
Some Modern Orthodox teens observe ‘half-Shabbat,’ using cell phones in private. How widespread is the trend? Is it a crisis?
There is no single unifying cuisine, but Jewish food from Central and South America is coming into its own
For the first time, I’m concerned about my kids’ Jewishness as I send them off in the morning
For half a century, Greg’s Auto Repair has housed the commode from Aviso Grille, the Führer’s biggest yacht
Historian and writer who chronicled German resistance dies at 96
New translations of three astonishing poems, which evoke the horror of the Lodz ghetto and its aftermath
Debating the meaning of the milestone
At age 22, Gordon wrote women’s rights into the Japanese constitution
Plus more fuel for the theory that Adolf Hitler escaped Berlin for Argentina
Plus hundred of Jewish tombstones recovered in Greece after long search
The long-serving senator’s war story
The D-student translator behind the Chinese winner of the Nobel Prize in literature
The museum’s striking exhibit revives the work of Polish sculptor and Holocaust survivor Alina Szapocznikow
Author Simon Kuper uses soccer to show how, as Dutch Jews were killed, life went on for everyone else
A drawing by an American, discovered in a Jerusalem junk shop, reveals German Jewry’s lost grandeur
Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry, pens a disturbing new memoir on mathematics—and survival
The haunted history of a famous violin
An excerpt from a dramatic new account of the young Jews behind the Warsaw Ghetto Underground
Israeli band’s new album showcases distinctive mix of rock, klezmer, and funk
Senator’s parallel between region’s imperiled Christians and Jews draws ire
How much more evidence do we really need?
More proof that Israel is not becoming a theocracy
Their resolution itself is just as comically inept
Watchdog group cites more incidents through July 2014 than in all of 2013
Infamous audience member from 1993 show now married to a Jewish woman
To understand what’s happening in Crown Heights today, look at Instagram
You wouldn’t plotz if you lost a bingo game; zaftig is ‘more plump than heavy’
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury