A Jewish developer is suing the village planning board of a small upstate New York town, arguing that their decision to vote down a proposed all-girls Hasidic private school was motivated by anti-Semitic bigotry.Read More
Jewish teenager Caleb Jacoby, whose disappearance last week launched a massive search effort and went viral on social media, ran away from home on his own, the Brookline Police Department confirmed.Read More
New York City’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, said finding the killer of haredi Orthodox Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark is a priority and condemned the New York Post’s coverage of the incident.Read More
Police investigators working on the Menachem Stark case announced this weekend that they discovered a cell phone strapped to the bottom of Stark’s car, which they believe was used as a tracking device by Stark’s abductors. The police are currently searching for the owner of the phone.Read More
When Stosh Cotler takes over as CEO of Bend the Arc, a Jewish group that fights for immigration reform, workers’ rights and other domestic liberal causes, she will be one of the few women leading a national Jewish group of its size.Read More
A 4-year-old boy wearing a kippah was slapped on his head as he walked home from a Chabad house in New Zealand.
What does giving to charity have in common with food and sex? Science has some answers.
Are Israelis and Palestinians fighting a "religious war"? Lara Friedman says that framing is dangerous — and dead wrong.
Spend enough time rummaging through the Judaica department of Ukraine’s vast state library, and you just might find treasures like this!
"I am an atheist married to a Jewish woman. She believes in God and I don’t. I need help talking about religion with my wife in a way that is respectful and enthusiastic and still honest for me."
This week's #Seesaw:
J Street's Jeremy Ben Ami asks: Why do we let moguls like Sheldon Adelson dominate the conversation on Israel?
Did you know the first king of New Orleans’ popular Mardi Gras parade in 1872 was Louis Solomon, a local businessman?
Here are 7 other things you may not know about Jewish Louisiana: http://jd.fo/i65Iz
Jewish students at Wellesley College say they are struggling with an uptick in anti-Israel activity. So why did the elite school abruptly fire its Hillel leadership?
"What do you do if your toddler is a god? (To start, hold the Jewish mother jokes.)"
Our review of Sarah Ruhl's new play, "The Oldest Boy."
"You just defended Abraham on charges of attempted murder in a mock trial at Temple Emanu-El in New York. And you got him off, too. Did he pay his bill?"
Dershowitz: "No, I’m still chasing him."
Poland's new Museum of the History of Polish Jews is only the tip of the cultural revival iceberg.
DVF - Diane von Furstenberg is launching a $12 million initiative to restore the 500-year-old Venice ghetto.
"I confess: My horror at the savagery was mixed with relief that it wasn’t my own family. That’s how the mind works. We think first about those closest to us. No apologies. And then comes the anger — waves and waves of it."
J.J. Goldberg's take on this week's #Jerusalem terror attack:
You may soon be able to send synagogue and menorah emojis.
What's it like being a man advocating for Orthodox feminism?
We asked Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance's Aaron Steinberg: