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’
Envisioning a rabbi’s struggle to write an original Yom Kippur sermon
How the relationship between a reporter and his editor shook the Yiddish press
We may talk of its eternal qualities, but the music of Kol Nidre is forever being made anew
A crossword puzzle for the month of Tishrei
A new Nextbook Press biography of Hillel makes clear that the rabbi’s words and thoughts—though millennia old—resonate today
A recent contretemps in Israel served to underscore the surprising and recent cohesion among the branches of U.S. Judaism
Novelist Darin Strauss talks about living with, and atoning for, a terrible car accident
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The rabbi who co-officiated at the Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding on his journey to accepting intermarriage
An unpublished 1965 study offers a glimpse of a community at a crossroads
Comedian spreads message of wife Jessica Seinfeld’s Fatherhood Initiative
But seriously you definitely haven’t
Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr added to school district calendars
I’m not ‘a mom.’ I’m just her mom.
We’re hiring a paid, full-time intern
Memory, continuity, and a grandfather’s curious New York Times ritual
The Last Five Years film adaptation revisits a failed marriage, tired tropes
We’ll be hearing from young European Jews on our partner site, Jewcy
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.
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Matthew Fishbane accompanied a group of would-be Jews as they made aliyah from rural India, led by an unlikely activist
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