A new campaign strategy for Anthony Weiner, courtesy of Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, and more
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
Thrill to the Jewish Philosopher Queen as she does battle with boring Nazis, The New Yorker, and Mossad
The Bluths, returning this weekend for a fourth season, are the Jewish world’s archetypal family
Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year
Serving as an Army chaplain gave one cantor a new view of the holiday, and a belief in a brighter future
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
How can you enter a day of moral repair with words on your lips that annul your past and future promises?
Forget bagels and cream cheese. Break the Yom Kippur fast in a new way with recipes from a Top Chef master.
Who volunteers to sing in the synagogue choir for Kol Nidre? This year, I joined and found out.
We may talk of its eternal qualities, but the music of Kol Nidre is forever being made anew
Sixty years ago, I committed a small act of injustice against someone whose name I never knew. This Yom Kippur, I can finally set the record straight.
From the archives: A year into the financial meltdown, the calendar keeps turning, and so does the economic cycle
My childhood bullying, and an attempt to atone for it
A late-night mistake, a ruptured college friendship, and a Yom Kippur apology. Atonement can make things better, if not quite fix them.
What hath Brooklyn Jewry wrought?
This week’s Daf Yomi considers—with Chaucerian verve—whether a rabbinic elite spoke for the Jewish people
Ignoring cultural difference and overestimating politics has left us without a resolution. We can do better.
Shielding kids from the Yizkor memorial service, or death in general, is misguided—as children’s books suggest
To reach the kids, services are adapting to include technology
A lesson for Yom Kippur from the loving reception a random transvestite got on the Internet
The yearly dance of scheduling conflicts commences
The High Holidays are the perfect time to instruct children in the art of saying ‘I’m sorry’—and meaning it
Judaism’s wheel has many spokes
Writing a song for my synagogue, hearing it sung at Lincoln Center, and finally finding the right words to tell my kids why Judaism is important
An incredible Occupy Wall Street Kol Nidrei draws hundreds
Diplomat Dennis Ross and Times columnist Tom Friedman give an annual Yom Kippur seminar at Kol Shalom in Rockville, Md., a synagogue they helped start
Street performers who pose for tourists by the Colosseum battle city authorities
Robert Worth, David Goldman, Edward Luttwak, Amos Harel, Nathan Thrall, and Lee Smith on the new Arab map
Plus Israeli electric car manufacturer runs of gas money?
A rabbi and a serviceman meet while helping homeless vets
The world cries ‘fowl’ about his culinarily curious choice of grub
The global love for Jewish caricatures endures
On the Guardian columnist’s response to the terror attack in London
Plus drones, bacon, Billy Joel, and the Church of Scotland
Israel takes another small step toward Haredi conscription
…that he doesn’t want them to do comedy
We profiled Medea Benjamin back last year
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.