Is Smoking Kosher for Passover — and What About Pot?

Smoking is one of those topics that ties rabbis up in knots, and marijuana just clouds the issue even more. And that’s before Passover gets added to the mix.


Hungary's Far Right Jobbik Edges Toward Power

The Hungarian far-right leader Gabor Vona, founder of a since disbanded paramilitary group who made a career vilifying the Roma and Jews, has cleaned up his previously hardline image.

Jewish Oligarch Quits as Ukraine Governor

The Ukrainian Jewish billionaire Igor Kolomoisky resigned as governor of the Dnepropetrovsk region amid a dispute with President Petro Poroshenko over control of two state-owned firms.

Celebrating Holiday of Freedom in an Israeli Desert Jail

African immigrants detained in an Israeli jail celebrated Passover in a mock Seder last week. They did so as the threat of a real-life plague of deportation hangs over them.


Between Obama and Netanyahu, It's Personal

As the rift between President Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu grows wider, J.J. Goldberg stops to ask how much is the result of policy differences and how much is simply personal.

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