American Jews are speaking out about one of the issues that is closest to their hearts: the right of women to pray as they please at the Western Wall in Jerusalem
People in Boro Park tend to stick with traditional Hasidic clothing like headscarves, shtreimels, and rekels. But on Purim you’re bound to see people dressed as clowns, princesses and even SpongeBob SquarePants. Here are a few Instagram photos from around the neighborhood that give a sense of what it’s like on Purim in Boro Park.
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As Tunisia struggles to emerge from decades of dictatorship, the small Jewish community is seeking its place in the new order. Nate Lavey went to find out how it’s going.
Women’s comics pioneer Diane Noomin talks about Wimmen’s Comix, Twisted Sister and her comic alter ego of several decades — Didi Glitz.
In an annual ranking of press freedom, the advocacy group Reporters Without Borders has dropped Israel from 86th to 92nd place.
Ryan Braun, the slugging outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, became the first Jew to win Most Valuable Player award in nearly five decades.
How does one heal from a traumatic event on the scale of 9/11? That’s the question tackled by artist Tobi Kahn in his exhibit, “Embodied Light: 9/11 in 2011,” on view at The Educational Alliance in Downtown Manhattan until November 23.
Judith Brin Ingber shares some of the most compelling images from her new book on Jewish and Israeli dance.