The left is bitterly divided about whether lawmakers should be allowed to keep their sexual orientation private
In an excerpt from ‘Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist,’ the activist remembers Meir Kahane and the JDL
Why my sisters can’t think straight about Israel
The turbulent private—and public—affairs of a titanic figure in American Jewish intellectual life
A conversation with the former dissident and public intellectual, about the ‘Polish mentality,’ anti-Semitism, and ‘wearing Jewish glasses’
Farewell to my beloved magazine, my old and treasured home
Washington-area Sephardic Jews share traditional foods and converse in the disappearing language of their ancestors
Video: Grab the schmaltz, and don’t skimp on the onions when you’re making this uniquely Jewish dish
And other problems of divorce, infertility, and urination, in this week’s Talmud study
Islamists storm the U.S. embassy and Egypt’s last Jews have no rabbi. Shanah tova from the Muslim Brotherhood.
A visit with Georges Moustaki, whose ballads are an epitaph for the French-speaking Jews of the Middle East
An Egyptian exile considers Jewish identity—and his own—in a cosmopolitan world. Excerpted from the new essay collection Alibis.
In the new Alibis, a revealing collection of essays, André Aciman finds in his exiled Egyptian life a quintessential diasporic Jewish identity
Recent tensions only reveal fundamental shared interests. Hopefully.
For Egyptian-born Jews, the current crisis elicits a mix of emotions—from nostalgia for an idyllic existence under the monarchy to the terror of being chased out to calls of ‘kill the Jews’
How Daniel Mendelsohn’s translations from the Greek illuminate his Jewishness
Andre Aciman takes up the motifs explored in his memoir—desire, home, and memory—in a steamy debut novel, Call Me by Your Name.
The story behind the massive Hanukkiah atop a Fifth Avenue building
The NBA’s second Israeli player is left without a team once again
Obama closes legislative loophole, ending controversial longtime practice
Mario Balotelli faces one-game ban and fine over Super Mario post
And if we can’t see it in theaters, it should be streamed into our homes
Remembering the outlandish ‘Screw’ publisher one year after his death
Seeing the Empire State Building lit in blue and white set my mind whirling
Conservative movement leader was known for synagogue innovation
Recognizing North Korea’s very real threat, Sony had to axe The Interview
The April decision was reported this week by the Harvard Crimson
Recognizing North Korea's very real threat, Sony had to axe The Interview
Tablet friends and family help us puzzle out Hanukkah’s origin story—and explain why we don’t celebrate a ninth day of oil
In a new biography, historian Anita Shapira deciphers Israel’s inscrutable founding father