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’
Other Orthodox women cover their hair with beautiful sheitels. Why does mine make me look like Marge Simpson?
The born-again ABC show offers Kristin Chenoweth, camp, and TV that doesn’t require Talmudic analysis
A 24-year-old Jewish Upper West Sider helps run the most important Arab-American organization in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, home to 35,000 Arabs
The Israeli government wants to lure expats back home with provocative ads. For one American Jew and her Israeli-born husband, it’s a false promise.
Did you know his kids went on Birthright?
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Promised a prized object, an aspiring writer and family friend helped Isaac Bashevis Singer’s widow sort through his possessions. But some things will always remain out of reach.
A new book tells the story of a middle-class Jewish girl from Westchester who changed her name, moved to Pakistan, and became a leading voice of radical Islamism
Plus an Upper West Side bomb threat, and more in the news
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.
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
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