Hint: It starts with an ‘I’ and ends with an ‘n,’ and it’s ‘Iran.’
In the second of a five-part series, how a rotting post-industrial city became Britain’s anti-Zionist capital
The murdered opposition leader represented the dilemmas of the Jewish politician in Putin’s Russia
The influential rabbi takes a walk in 1923
Ari Folman’s sci-fi half-animated ‘The Congress,’ David Cronenberg’s horror comedy ‘Maps to the Stars,’ and the end of movies
Happy 156th Birthday!—the perfect time to look back on the Tevye Stories’ author’s first trip to the Big Apple
To fight the chained-wife problem, more women are insisting on a special prenup
The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.
Filmmaker Ori Gruder captures ultra-Orthodox observance of the holiday in his Israeli TV documentary, ‘A Freilichin Purim’
A historical debate hatches in New York
Plus Art Modell, Judy Freudberg, and the oldest synagogue in America
Twenty-five years ago today, a rally of 250,000 people changed the fate of Jews worldwide. An oral history.
If the past few weeks are any guide, it looks like the open feud between Jerusalem and Washington is over
A letter from Tel Aviv on the impact of Obama re-election
The Republican’s vision—based on choice and dignity, not dependence—is why Jews should support him
Plus Knesset dissolves (itself)
The Iranian leader went a different route yesterday
Plus Obama and Netanyahu to miss each other in September
One in every 514 people in the world is Jewish.
The Book of Esther doesn't mention God. Robert Alter's new translation shows that's just one way the biblical text is unique.
Netanyahu spoke effectively, if predictably. But what impact will he have?
The holiday’s ‘mishloach manot’ boxes used to involve juice and a bag of chips. Now competitive moms have raised the stakes.
But seriously you definitely haven't
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