If neurosis turns people into terrorists, how to account for kindness?
Muslim > gay, black > female, and everybody > the Jews
What’s gained and lost in ‘cultural identity’ and religion when families decide to adopt across race lines
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
‘Gett,’ a stellar new Israeli movie, sheds light on the plight of women crushed by a byzantine legal authority
Amid political upheaval, an embattled girl fled entirely alone—the lessons of Purim’s heroine propelling her to freedom
Rightly or wrongly, Talmudic thinkers presumed that gentiles would persecute the Jews in their midst
I’ve spent years trying to find a costume, from Kurt Cobain to my own cat, that reflects a hidden side of my personality
Indie crossword king Ben Tausig’s delightful re-invention of the puzzle keeps the form alive in its 100th year
Meanwhile, chaos in Syria takes a major Assad ally
From Les Miz to anti-Semitic Elmo, the year’s top 10 most Tattler things—none of them (sadly) NSFW
Apparently rural American whites prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama
Plus Mama Streisand, Judah Magnes, and more
Plus leave Chomsky alone! and more
Plus Wisse kvells over Yiddish, Israel sells itself, and more
Pop culture critic Nathan Rabin illuminates his tumultuous adolescence in a new memoir
Netanyahu spoke effectively, if predictably. But what impact will he have?
And why Purim is the perfect holiday for the beloved Star Trek character
Annual pro-Israel conference offers a dry run before Congressional address
After years of my daughter begrudgingly agreeing to tulle and tiaras, a revolt
The much-talked about address begins at 11 a.m. EST
Ahead of speech, 45 percent of Americans view the prime minister positively
Costumes, revelry, and satire weren’t always synonymous with the holiday
Acclaimed Israeli writer and poet brought Jewish music to the masses
Pioneering Jewish comic artist credited with inventing the graphic novel
The holiday’s ‘mishloach manot’ boxes used to involve juice and a bag of chips. Now competitive moms have raised the stakes.
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
Tells Europe 1 interviewer 'anti-Semitism is at an all-time high'
Matthew Fishbane accompanied a group of would-be Jews as they made aliyah from rural India, led by an unlikely activist
Israel Story, Episode 6: No valentines, just a fatwa, a shidduch, some tears, and some laughter