The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
The country and the world came to a standstill then. Can his death inspire a similar momentum for change?
Long seen as allies of the Jewish state, Bedouins may be embracing their neighbors’ identity—as a way of expressing their own
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
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
Enough already with blasting shopping as soulless: Jewish tradition is nothing if not a defense of commerce
Even though it’s just a few blocks from our home, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum gave my girls a chance to time-travel
An ambitious new park is set to transform the dilapidated neighborhood that was once the Russian capital’s first Jewish quarter
J Street chief Jeremy Ben-Ami calls the plays for the first self-confident alternative Jewish establishment
On Israel’s left and right, calls for binationalism are gaining ground. But the idea is a betrayal of Zionism, and of Judaism.
The Settlers offers a gloomy view of how continued occupation of the West Bank will affect Israel and Zionism
The Ground Zero Islamic center was named for a period in Spanish-Muslim history that some call a golden age of tolerance
Talks to Tablet Magazine about his new project
Young Jewish anti-Zionists struggle to find community
A haftorah of dire straits and new directions
On his 150th birthday, an imaginary interview with the founding editor of the ‘Jewish Daily Forward’
How an Israel-promoting web-video phenomenon bloomed in Latin America
Is the Birthright Israel tour designed to foster a love of Israel or is it simply a chance to hook up?
Maybe American liberal Zionism simply isn’t worth saving
Ingall comments back, Kirsch on Scoop, and more
Continuing the conversation on kids and Israel
So much hummus, fuzzy numbers, and more
Peter Beinart’s argument about Israel and liberal American Jews is built on misread data
The Friday Review of Books
Plus Egypt’s Gen. Sisi is Time readers’ Person of the Year, and more
Before concessions on borders, Israel demands its safety be guaranteed
How the new structure advances the debate over prayer at the Western Wall
Legendary South African leader fought for racial equality and peaceful resistance
Happy Hanukkah from Palermo, Sicily
A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up
Plus Kerry offers security proposal to Netanyahu, and more in the news
On the tricky logic of assigning guilt
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