| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Larry Flynt wants to stop Missouri from executing the man whose bullet put the publisher of Hustler magazine in a wheelchair for life. Over the weekend, Flynt and the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit to force the state to...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:25 PM
"Aftermath" is a bombshell disguised as a thriller. Its devastating story involves Jews and the Holocaust, yet not a single Jewish character appears on-screen. Instead there are only Poles, grappling to different degrees with a history that is as...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:39 PM
President Obama's nod to the idea of a short-term increase in the debt limit has people talking about whether offering Republicans this option is smart or dumb.
Smart: It relieves the pressure of near-term brinkmanship.
Dumb: It just means there...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Madonna dares to reveal one very personal truth in an essay for "The Daring Issue" of Harper's Bazaar: When she was young and trying to make it in New York City, she was raped at knifepoint.
The pop diva tosses off the information almost as an aside,...
| Oct 6, 2013
The world is far too familiar with the seemingly intractable problem: Jews and Palestinians who live in the same small stretch of land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea and, despite decades of trying to divide the land into two...
| Oct 4, 2013
Re "Jewish secularism rising," Oct. 1
Jews are not merely a religion; Jews are a people. As a people, they have diverse backgrounds, and one can be Jewish without membership in a synagogue. However, synagogue membership helps bind one to the Jewish...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:10 AM
CAIRO — Clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood flared Friday near Cairo’s Tahrir Square and several other locales, reviving bitter animosities that have simmered in the seven weeks since the army...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:05 PM
JERUSALEM -- There is no such thing as "Israeli nationhood," Israel's Supreme Court has ruled, putting to an end a 40-year legal battle but leaving fundamental questions about national identity and the character of the country very much open.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:47 PM
Growing up Jewish, Marilyn McLaughlin loved lighting the braided candle and singing to mark the end of Shabbat. She relished studying the Talmud and weighing its ethical questions.
But sitting in synagogue left her cold. "I was stuffed with religion,"...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Erich Priebke, a former Nazi SS captain who evaded arrest for nearly 50 years after taking part in one of the worst atrocities by German occupiers in Italy during World War II, died Friday in Rome. He was 100.
Priebke was finally extradited to Italy...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:57 AM
At wintertime in a Jewish home in the United States, you’re more likely to find a Christmas tree than a kosher kitchen.
That’s one of the findings in a sweeping new study of Jewish Americans from the Pew Research Center, which polled...