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
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
While my friends interned on Capitol Hill, I learned to shoot an M-16 and ate kosher Spam in the Israeli army
Why do island nations like Palau and Nauru vote with Israel at the U.N.? Israeli aid has something to do with it.
The latest Miss Israel, Ethiopian-born Yityish Aynaw, says it’s about time a black woman wore the crown
A new generation of women is being misled into assuming an ideological tension between feminism and Zionism
On his first trip abroad, the new secretary of state criticized Erdogan’s comments about Israel. It’s about time.
Six prominent thinkers and activists make their case—and their answers may surprise you
How did Menachem Begin’s Cabinet handle the truth about the Sabra and Shatila massacre? Here are the transcripts.
Melbourne’s Jews confront the mysterious death of one of their own, Ben Zygier, in an Israeli prison
David Hartman, my late study partner, wanted to be a great rabbi. He ended up in a war for Judaism’s future.
Zionism and the coming age of isolation
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Israelis haven’t become radicals. They’ve just abandoned a delusion.
Under rookie politician Naftali Bennett, religious Zionism is finally becoming Israel’s political mainstream
Adrift at home, a woman sets out to find the Promised Land—in Jamaica, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Israel
A friendship with an ambassador reveals the great writer’s surprising relationship with Israel
A startling example of life imitating art
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
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.