Columnists

Marjorie Ingall

The Art of Jewish Hair

A fascinating New York City museum exhibit looks at black women’s hair and nails. Don’t wait for the Jewish version.

Literature — Adam Kirsch

Jewish Bride Has a Mole? Grounds for Divorce. Husband Smells Bad? Live With It.

Inequality under the wedding canopy, in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study. Plus: a story about cheating the Angel of Death.

Marjorie Ingall

Raising Little Jewish Feminists

How do we teach kids that gender equality is fabulous?

Food — Joan Nathan

How To Make ‘Brik,’ a Tunisian Treat That’s the Toast of Paris

Video: Fry up these savory snacks at home, and make your own spicy harissa for dipping

Literature — Adam Kirsch

Love and Marriage, Love and Marriage, They Go Together Like …

If the point of marriage is not happiness but religion, what constitutes grounds for divorce? Plus: tips for grooming pubic hair.

Agents of Influence — Lee Smith

Inside Obama’s Meeting With Jewish Leaders

What he said, what they said, and what America is now saying to the world about exterminationist anti-Semitism

Marjorie Ingall

Enough With the Holocaust Books for Children!

Yes, we need to teach kids about our history. But our history constitutes a lot more than one tragic event.

Literature — Adam Kirsch

How Often Should Married Jewish Couples Have Sex?

And other matters of conjugal bliss in this week’s Talmud study, including a woman’s right to sexual fulfillment

Agents of Influence — Lee Smith

Honey, I Shrunk the Jews!

Why did Obama send a lowly vice-presidential adviser to inform American Jewish leadership about his Iran deal?

Literature — Adam Kirsch

Would a Jackal Take Better Care of Its Young?

For most Jews in Talmudic times, marriage was the biggest financial transaction of their lives

Watching

A poem for Baltimore

A Poem Is a Two-Way Mirror Concealing the Page

A visit with Beat icon David Meltzer, still performing and confounding, still showing the way

PC Thought-Bots Embarrass Themselves With PEN Boycott

What’s really at stake in awarding a character prize to the French satirical weekly?

What Will Britain Look Like When the Jews Leave? Leeds United.

The once glorious club is in disarray and middling in the second-tier tables, with its last Champions League semifinal years behind

In the PEN Controversy, Lessons on Art, Politics, and Really Bad Ideas

Or, why all great writers are conservative

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