Lacking a vision of the future, Labor reinvents itself by misreading the past
The Jewish state seeks to bring the Bedouin in from the desert
Who else can step up and rescue the faith from the fanatics who’ve hijacked it?
An excerpt from the new memoir ‘Why Not Say What Happened’ conjures lost summer worlds
A new collection of the late historian’s essays says more about his prejudices than about his achievements
Seventy people, speeding into the unknown
The Los Angeles millennials behind Challah Hub take their passion to the streets and mobile platforms
It took years for me to recognize my OCD, and even longer to keep it from interfering with my religious observance
Talmudic rabbis ask what agency young women have in determining their fate in sex, marriage, and divorce
Comment of the Week
Women fought for a ceremony to mark a Jewish girl’s passage into womanhood. Now the ritual’s meaning is often lost amid flashy parties and clothes.
Whitney Houston’s music played at bar mitzvahs across America in the 1990s—the theme songs of a forgotten adolescence
Bat mitzvahs tell us less about tradition than they do about how girls create rites for coming of age, as the new book Today I Am a Woman shows
What a parody bat mitzvah speech tells us about real ones
Plus GOP hammers Obama on Syria envoy, and more
Forgoing the usual bar and bat mitzvah swag, some teens are asking guests to contribute to charity
An uncommon rite, bubbly’s back, and Obama’s image
Rockin’ to Peres, belated womanhood, and fear in Pittsburgh
Why some families are opting for havdalah bar or bat mitzvah services
Will step down at the end of the university’s school year
How the flare-up on the Israel-Lebanon border may portend a larger conflict
Tom Brady’s menorah
From polls, to reporting, to political parody videos
We’re seeking reader submissions for catchy, tote-able taglines
Is putting other kids’ health at risk really a Jewish value?
Actor says he’s given ‘serious thought’ to the profession
First fatal Hezbollah attack in Israel’s north since 2006 raises questions about deterrence
American comedian bares all in Israel with a message of coexistence
Burning questions for the Patriots quarterback after NYT Magazine profile
Willkommen out of the closet!
In a new memoir, the controversial ‘New York Times’ columnist connects dots between dislocation and his mother’s depression
Israel Story, Episode 5: From red heifers and golden calves to the mooing mascot of radical vegans everywhere
The cartoonist’s grahic memoir made many Top Ten lists this year. Here’s what she had to say about it.