Why Satmar Hasidim Are More Liberal Than Liberals

A quarter-century ago, Tuvia Tenenbom lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Upon his return, he notes that much has changed — for hipsters, Hasids and everyone in between.

Who Should Replace Alan Gilbert at the New York Philharmonic?

In 2017, music director Alan Gilbert will be leaving the New York Philharmonic. So, who should his successor be? Benjamin Ivry indulges in a kind of classical music fantasy football.

Masters of Sex: Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson in new Showtime series.

Yiddish Sex Tips for Girls Find Home in Jerusalem Library

A work on sex translated into Yiddish is now available at the National Library in Jerusalem. Feminists, you may not like it at first glance.

Truths and Contradictions: A rabbi lifts the Torah to show it to his congregation

The Nakedness of the Bible

The greatest irony of the Bible is that it stands for the opposite of irony — yet it is filled with it. Jay Michaelson examines a new study of Jews’ peculiar relationship with the holy book.

A Freaky Fungus Called ‘Jew's Ear’

The term ‘Jew’s ear’ might make you feel funny, but it was not intended to be anti-Semitic.