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March 14, 2014 12:00pm
It appears that Jon Stewart does not know the meaning of the Yiddish term chazzerai — but Jason Bateman does. On the flip side, Bateman thinks the Seder plate items are game pieces, and he wants to be the shankbone.
March 11, 2014 3:21pm
Did an Israeli travel agent’s insistence on Sabbath observance save a passenger from ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight 370?
March 4, 2014 5:28pm
Venezuela’s Jewish community has shrunk by more than half since 2000. The recent mass protests in the country have given added impetus to the emigration.
March 4, 2014 2:31pm
The battle over partnership minyans is just the latest scuffle in the war over women’s roles in the Orthodox community. Is it just a matter of time before these semi-egalitarian minyans go mainstream?
February 27, 2014 10:18am
Twenty years after the killing of her son on the Brooklyn Bridge, a Hasidic woman has become one of New York’s most outspoken voices on counterterrorism issues.
February 25, 2014 4:22pm
Criticism of Israel is making deeper inroads into the Jewish community, forcing Jewish institutions to grapple with the question of where to draw the line.
February 18, 2014 5:57pm
With anti-Semitism in the United States at historic lows, what will the job of Abraham Foxman’s successor at the ADL look like?
February 14, 2014 2:25pm
From pepperoni-less pizza to sushi sans eel, grocery chain’s South Florida outposts cater to observant Jewish consumers.
February 11, 2014 2:17pm
Now the third-largest Jewish metro area in the U.S., South Florida is home to one of America’s most diverse and unusual Jewish communities.
January 30, 2014 4:37pm
The head of a Jewish day school in the Detroit area responds to an essay by an area parent explaining why he opted against a day school education for his kids.