Boycott and Divestment organizers protest an Israeli freighter’s arrival in Oakland, but the course they’ve set leads into an abyss
Israel may face a wrenching choice between its democracy and Jewishness. And that’s normal.
Unlike Arafat, the Palestinian leader can’t have his peace and eat it, too
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
(And her brother Albert won the Nobel Prize in Physics)
‘Ha’Yehudim Ba’im’ takes on Jewish history, one sacred cow at a time
Plus legitimate and bastard offspring, slaves, and distinctions between Jews, non-Jews, and half-Jews
When I found pornography in my Talmudic mentor’s desk, I felt betrayed. What did it say about him—or about all of us?
Israel Story, Episode 4: When a hobby becomes a calling—from a freelance hitman in Eilat to a Knesset groupie in Herzliya
Relic from 2400 BCE believed to be the oldest illustration of the ritual
Health Minister says he doesn’t plan to outlaw the practice
Plus Sweden county seeks circumcision ban, and more in the news
Will European health officials take note?
Plus 10,000-year-old structure found near Jerusalem, and more in the news
Health ministry to introduce 2014 legislation to ‘regulate ritual circumcision’
American Academy of Pediatrics approves the procedure in new statement
German public opinion is ‘split’
Plus, Kabbalah guru killed, circumcision ban rolled back, and more in the news
L.A. congressman says it is a state or federal issue; has Muslim co-sponsor
Kira Kazantsev, child of Russian immigrants, cites community's support
Ultra-Orthodox Jews across Israel attend the funeral of Zidan Sayif
Designer launches $12 million preservation project of 500-year-old ghetto
Jonathan Eig examines the renegade Jewish biologist and his three co-crusaders who made having sex without having a baby possible
New York Festival of Song’s Steven Blier’s latest program showcases Freud’s influence on the Golden Age of German lieder