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
Betty Misheiker, who died recently at 96, created hazy, imaginative masterpieces in South Africa and Israel
When a young Yiddish poet killed a Ukrainian leader who allowed pogroms, he helped forge a lasting link between Jews and Armenians
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 the uncowardly Robert Ford, the Hasidic Sam Spade, and more
Plus the little boat that can’t, and more in the news
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
Plus Hariri indictments handed down, and more in the news
Plus U.S. electioneering on Israel, and more in the news
Plus, Winehouse’s life imitates her art, and more
Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress this week, filled with falsehoods and untruths, defies the spirit of this week’s parasha, which urges us to be diligent with numbers and facts
This week in Israel: borders are breached, a truck runs amok, Netanyahu tests the waters, Barak stands accused, and rabbis fireproof the Sabbath
Syrian regime has own use for ‘Nakba Day;’ 16 deaths reported
Plus Lebanese rage, Lieberman to be indicted, and more in the news
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