Allison Hoffman is a senior editor at Tablet Magazine. Her Twitter feed is @allisont_dc.
For Sharon Kleinbaum—friend of Christine Quinn, partner to Randi Weingarten—the personal is political
Asher Lopatin succeeds Avi Weiss at an influential seminary, offering a pluralistic version of Orthodoxy
Haircuts are a Lag b’Omer tradition. Some have turned this Jewish custom into a way to help needy kids.
Plus everything you need to know about Chechens
Writer Anita Diamant on the manhunt in her neighborhood
Police on manhunt for Chechen teenager suspected in marathon bombing
President addresses Boston memorial, anti-Semites push conspiracy theories
Immediately apologizes, saying he thought it was a compliment
But here’s Cynthia Ozick on the Belieber question
And Anne Frank’s stepsister says she would have been a Belieber
And a 16-year-old yeshiva student in Long Island chose today to make a bomb threat
Offered resignation after NY Post revealed anti-Semitic tweets
Eight-year-old victim identified as Martin Richard, of Dorchester.
How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage
City Councilman Brad Lander’s coalition includes Hasids and J Streeters—but can he move beyond Brooklyn?
The Jewish Primary Day School is now the place to be for the kids of Washington’s politically connected Jews
A dispatch from the Supreme Court
Roberta Kaplan took the fight for marriage equality to the Supreme Court