Israel may face a wrenching choice between its democracy and Jewishness. And that’s normal.
Unlike Arafat, the Palestinian leader can’t have his peace and eat it, too
Gazans suffer, while their leaders continue to pile up the loot
‘Ha’Yehudim Ba’im’ takes on Jewish history, one sacred cow at a time
‘We were told that everybody has to watch.’ Harrowing fiction from Polish great Marek Hlasko, in a first English translation.
‘Letters to Afar’ is the latest of an emergent and haunting new form, Jewish material-memory film
Video: Make a traditional American holiday feast, with a recipe for stuffing that brings Jewish flavors to the table
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ questions of obligation in matters of levirate marriage, and how values change with time
Israeli culinary expert Janna Gur gathers traditional recipes from across the Diaspora in her new cookbook, ‘Jewish Soul Food’
Marking the first anniversary of his father’s death, a son reflects on the deceased’s once-powerful frame and how its legacy and memory continue to give him strength
This year Mother’s Day falls on the eve of Israel’s Memorial Day. For one motherless daughter, the coincidence brings up comparisons she can’t ignore.
A frigid winter, a sick dog, and an iPhone app called Pocket God prompt thoughts of John Calvin and an escape to the Caribbean. But can paradise make reality any less miserable?
Saying goodbye to Medium, the surprisingly Jewish television show that perfectly captured the realities of parenting, the depths of grief, and the joys of everyday life
A visit to New York’s Mount Carmel Cemetery highlights how far American Jews have drifted from their immigrant ancestors, geographically and ritually
Back when the Yiddish press relished covering suicides
A writer wonders which neighbor will hide him when the next genocide happens
Little people, big questions
Does telling children they’re hated make them mishear lyrics and, eventually, horde Viagra?
How to talk to kids about death, in Haiti and at home
Looking to Maimonides for guidelines on philanthropic giving
The Daily Show host plugs his new film Rosewater on The Colbert Report
Bernard Cazeneuve tells Jewish community they have a friend in him
Beat out longtime first-place winner the United States in annual index
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
Designer launches $12 million preservation project of 500-year-old ghetto
Police now turn on lights, pick up meds for N.J. town’s Orthodox residents
Reportedly called ‘dirty bloody Jew’ during daytime subway platform attack
‘Stone Butch Blues’ author Leslie Feinberg died this week at 65
Ultra-Orthodox Jews across Israel attend the funeral of Zidan Sayif
Reportedly called 'dirty bloody Jew' during daytime subway platform attack
Jonathan Eig examines the renegade Jewish biologist and his three co-crusaders who made having sex without having a baby possible
New York Festival of Song’s Steven Blier’s latest program showcases Freud’s influence on the Golden Age of German lieder
Jesse Olsen Bay uses his grandmother’s unpublished prose on ‘Makings,’ by turns a whimsical and melancholy album