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Inside Israel's Crash-Landing on the Moon

INSIDE ISRAEL'S CRASH-LANDING ON THE MOON

There is no footage of Beresheet's April 11 collision into the Mare Serenitatis, the terminal point of Israel's first attempt to land...

The Gems of Yiddish Cinema

THE GEMS OF YIDDISH CINEMA

For me, growing up there, Long Island was sui generis, a place with no history, a place filled with Jews but empty of Yiddishkayt....

 
 
 
As Ukraine's New Jewish President Takes Office, Challenges Mount

AS UKRAINE'S NEW JEWISH PRESIDENT TAKES OFFICE, CHALLENGES MOUNT

Yesterday, after an intensely hard fought and nasty presidential campaign that included accusations of drug abuse, treasonous corruption,...

The Shoah's Other Lost Children

THE SHOAH'S OTHER LOST CHILDREN

On March 4 of this year the Vatican announced that it would finally open the papacy archives of Pius XII, the pope whose tenure from...

 
 
 
Lucian Freud's Fat Lady Sings

LUCIAN FREUD'S FAT LADY SINGS

With a solid collection of paintings currently attracting lots of attention on view at the swank Upper East Side townhouse Acquavella...

Business Booms for Sephardic Food

BUSINESS BOOMS FOR SEPHARDIC FOOD

I'm convinced that the pillars of my grandmother's home are seasoned with allspice-the indispensable condiment that flavors many of...

 
 
 
Separate and Unequal for Jewish Groups on Campus

SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL FOR JEWISH GROUPS ON CAMPUS

In late April, the Williams College Council, the college's student government, rejected a request to recognize a group called Williams...

How to Make Homemade Lox

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE LOX

When I was growing up, cured and smoked fish of various kinds made regular appearances on my grandparents' table. Whitefish, sable,...

 
 
 
An Unexpected Encounter With Joseph Conrad at Trinity College Dublin

AN UNEXPECTED ENCOUNTER WITH JOSEPH CONRAD AT TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN

The emotion of putting on my play, Looking for Europe , in this shrine of academic excellence. Dubliners Bono and Bob Geldof in the...

Herman Wouk Dead at 103

HERMAN WOUK DEAD AT 103

Herman Wouk, the centenarian author of bestselling novels including The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War , and Marjorie Morningstar ,...

 
 
 
The Prophet of All Media

THE PROPHET OF ALL MEDIA

Once upon a time, there was a rabbi who really liked hookers. Whenever he heard of a prostitute plying her trade, he'd toss a few shekels...

The Jewification of ‘Tootsie'

THE JEWIFICATION OF ‘TOOTSIE'

The Broadway musical Tootsie opened on April 23 to almost universally rapturous reviews and quickly picked up 11 Tony nominations....

 
 
 
A Blood-Stained Renoir on Exhibit in Paris

A BLOOD-STAINED RENOIR ON EXHIBIT IN PARIS

Mademoiselle's pale eyes are flecked silver and blue, gazing with such melancholy that the delicate girl in a Renoir portrait seems...

Help! My Students Believe Some Very Hurtful Stereotypes About Jews

HELP! MY STUDENTS BELIEVE SOME VERY HURTFUL STEREOTYPES ABOUT JEWS

Thou Shalt is a Jewish advice column for anyone navigating a Jewish situation about which they are unsure. Which is understandable:...

 
 
 
Room 222

ROOM 222

1. Spring: The Agent The room in which I have taught for the last four decades is a haphazard polygon, none of whose seven walls is...

Israel's Covert Mission to Destroy a Secret Syrian Nuclear Reactor

ISRAEL'S COVERT MISSION TO DESTROY A SECRET SYRIAN NUCLEAR REACTOR

Under the cover of darkness, the pair of Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters flew low to evade radar detection. Inside, the commandos...

 
 
 
Spies Like Us

SPIES LIKE US

This week on Unorthodox, spies, sex, and comedy! Our Jewish guest is journalist Matti Friedman, whose newest book, Spies of No Country:...

Master of the Double Exile

MASTER OF THE DOUBLE EXILE

“This country committed a crime against me,” said Iraqi-Israeli novelist Samir Naqqash (1938-2004) in Forget Baghdad , a 2002 documentary...

 
 
 
Tel Aviv's Restaurant Scene Goes Kosher

TEL AVIV'S RESTAURANT SCENE GOES KOSHER

Tel Aviv has always been considered a “bubble” within Israel- voting differently, partying differently, snagging the upcoming Eurovision...

A New Strategy to Counter Iran's Growing Power

A NEW STRATEGY TO COUNTER IRAN'S GROWING POWER

The simmering conflict between the U.S. and Iran heated up last week when, in response to what National Security Advisor John Bolton...

 
 
 



Apple Updates WWDC App With Customizable Icons, Hidden Session Info and...

Apple Updates WWDC App With Customizable Icons, Hidden Session Info and iMessage Stickers Ahead of 2019 Event

Ahead of the 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicks off on Monday, June 3 with a keynote event , Apple has updated its official WWDC app for iOS devices. There have... Read more ...

How to Install Android Q Beta on Your OnePlus 6, 6T, or 7 Pro

How to Install Android Q Beta on Your OnePlus 6, 6T, or 7 Pro

Hot on the heels of all the talk about Google's newest Android Q update, known as Android 10, there's a new beta to check out. OnePlus is one of the many partners that can now... Read more ...

Wednesday's best deals: Nest Smart Thermostat $170, Sonos Memorial Day Sale...

Wednesday's best deals: Nest Smart Thermostat $170, Sonos Memorial Day Sale, more

Today's best deals include a Nest smart thermostat , the Sonos Memorial Day sale , and new iOttie smartphone car mounts. Head below for more in this edition of 9to5Toys Lunch... Read more ...

Justice Department Comes Out Against T-Mobile And Sprint Merger

Justice Department Comes Out Against T-Mobile And Sprint Merger

The proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint now faces a major hurdle. The Antitrust Division at the United States Justice Department has come out against the deal. It has... Read more ...

You can now create impromptu speaker groups on Smart Displays

You can now create impromptu speaker groups on Smart Displays

Smart Displays in recent weeks have gained a number of new features like a “stop” command for alarms and more clock faces. Google is now letting you create on-demand speaker... Read more ...

Godzilla Crossover Event Roars Into PUBG Mobile

Godzilla Crossover Event Roars Into PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile is getting another crossover event soon, this time with the Godzilla franchise. The event comes before the impending release of Godzilla: King of Monsters on May... Read more ...

League of Legends, the most popular PC game, is being developed for iOS and...

League of Legends, the most popular PC game, is being developed for iOS and Android

Tencent and Riot Games are reportedly developing a mobile version of the highly popular multiplayer online battle arena game League of Legends. The release isn't expected this... Read more ...

Change to Google Search will help you quickly decide which results to read

Change to Google Search will help you quickly decide which results to read

Google today announced a change to the Google Search app. More specifically, the change is in the way search results are presented. For example, the cards that appear on the... Read more ...

Huawei's uncertain future is already affecting sales across Europe

Huawei's uncertain future is already affecting sales across Europe

The future of Huawei's smartphone business is looking pretty bleak at the moment, and according to two separate reports, this uncertainty is now starting to severely affect the... Read more ...

Google Makes A Design Change To Mobile Search Results

Google Makes A Design Change To Mobile Search Results

In pursuit of its goal to help people quickly with Search, Google today introduced a subtle yet important design change for results on mobile devices. It has continued to tweak... Read more ...