If neurosis turns people into terrorists, how to account for kindness?
Muslim > gay, black > female, and everybody > the Jews
What’s gained and lost in ‘cultural identity’ and religion when families decide to adopt across race lines
Happy 156th Birthday!—the perfect time to look back on the Tevye Stories’ author’s first trip to the Big Apple
‘Gett,’ a stellar new Israeli movie, sheds light on the plight of women crushed by a byzantine legal authority
In the first of a five-part series on growing anti-Semitism in the U.K., Howard Jacobson, the literary voice of British Jewry
I’ve spent years trying to find a costume, from Kurt Cobain to my own cat, that reflects a hidden side of my personality
The holiday’s ‘mishloach manot’ boxes used to involve juice and a bag of chips. Now competitive moms have raised the stakes.
The sages debate the demerits of little white lies, and consider the subtleties of legal claims made by spouses and other property owners
Comment of the Week
Sunday’s Sept. 11 commemorations were sober and apolitical. But some commentary on the anniversary, like from Paul Krugman, was anything but.
Or, if you must, celebrate it on 5/2
A new anthology, Contending with Catastrophe, asks preeminent Orthodox rabbis to make sense of Sept. 11
Ten years after Sept. 11, in a Lower Manhattan neighborhood that hasn’t had a dedicated Jewish sanctuary since before the Civil War, a new synagogue opens
My father died on Sept. 9, 2001. The terrorist attacks two days later delayed his burial, a violation of Jewish law, but ultimately at least made me feel less alone in my grief.
PTSD expert Yuval Neria talks about cutting-edge and time-worn approaches to healing in the aftermath of trauma
Running away: From Mossad-appointed time-travelers to daughters of famous novelists, these summer reads offer a healthy dose of escapism
Comment of the week
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
Tells Europe 1 interviewer 'anti-Semitism is at an all-time high'
Lady Rose MacClare marries the Rothschild-esque Atticus Aldridge
Matthew Fishbane accompanied a group of would-be Jews as they made aliyah from rural India, led by an unlikely activist
Israel Story, Episode 6: No valentines, just a fatwa, a shidduch, some tears, and some laughter