Make Space for Transgender Jews at the Kotel

After a transgender woman was turned away from the Western Wall, Joy Ladin insists that Orthodox Jews must respect understandings of gender that differ from theirs.

Philly Mayor to Officiate Same-Sex Marriage For Israeli Diplomat

An Israeli diplomat will be married in a same-sex marriage ceremony conducted by the mayor of Philadelphia.

Not This Time: Vladimir Putin speaks at 2005 event marking 60th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz.

Vladimir Putin Will Skip Auschwitz Anniversary

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend Holocaust commemorations in Poland this month, Interfax news agency quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Tuesday.

Love, Death and Math in Wisconsin

The death of a Polish Jewish math genius forms the starting point for ‘The Mathematician’s Shiva.’ Larry N. Mayer explains it’s a rollicking novel about an American immigrant family.

Singer With His Translators: In translating his work into English, Singer worked closely with a group of female collaborators to produce what he called ‘second originals.’

Isaac Bashevis Singer and His 'Harem'

After firing Saul Bellow, Isaac Bashevis Singer hired a group of young women to help translate his work into English. A new documentary tells their story.