Fifty years ago today, LBJ sent U.S. troops to the Dominican Republic. In the poet Alexis Gómez Rosa, we reap what he sowed.
A tiny island off Cancún in the Mexican Yucatán is the modern Jewish world in microcosm
The new culture of progressive right-think may be even worse for Jews—and liberalism—than Obama’s Iran deal
An excerpt from Steven Gimbel’s new biography of the great scientist follows his quest for a permanent position, through Zurich after 1909
Happy 200th birthday, you ‘hair-oil using, false-jewel wearing, tailorish non-gentlefolk.’ You’re one of us.
Betty Misheiker, who died recently at 96, created hazy, imaginative masterpieces in South Africa and Israel
Inequality under the wedding canopy, in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study. Plus: a story about cheating the Angel of Death.
During my first shift sitting shmira with a body awaiting burial, I felt sad, guilty, anxious—and grateful
How do we teach kids that gender equality is fabulous?
Plus a UN org erases Israel from its map
The media is reporting that the historic visits were about the peace process. They’re wrong.
Plus Benghazi hearings polarize and Syria’s lost generation
If North Korea has the bomb, as this week’s nuclear test indicated, then for all practical purposes, so does Iran
Plus a Syrian university suffers a major attack
The D-student translator behind the Chinese winner of the Nobel Prize in literature
Saudi Arabia, China, and Iran ban books. Why are they being honored on the European book-fair circuit?
Plus Bar Refaeli wants to make a sex tape
Plus, Reform and Conservative rabbis scorned, and more in the news
North Bank Suzhou Creek, a bilingual production set in wartime Shanghai, brings music back to a silent sanctuary
But Haredi rabbis and male doctors welcomed at Jerusalem event
Are they good for the Jews?
Plot centers on battle between Deborah Lipstadt and Nazi apologist David Irving
Eva Kor, who survived Mengele’s experiments, forgives Oskar Groening, the ‘Accountant of Auschwitz’
Don’t be slouches, tweens!
Gray Lady cuts bridge column with ‘sadness'; nixed chess column 6 mos. ago
Resolution defeated in tight vote at annual conference; criticisms mount
JR Smith delivers roundabout sockdolager in ugly, series-clinching win
Israeli aid among outpour of support for earthquake victims; Chabad House of Kathmandu in need
When a young Yiddish poet killed a Ukrainian leader who allowed pogroms, he helped forge a lasting link between Jews and Armenians
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews
Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice
In a new biography, Annie Cohen-Solal looks at the immigrant child who changed modern art