Why the anti-Semitism present in other recent protests almost kept me from this important one
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.
The black protagonists of ABC’s new show are proud, successful professionals. Why is it so hard for Jewish characters to follow suit?
Or how a Jewish American country music genius wound up farming chickens in France
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
In his memoir ‘Measure of a Man,’ Martin Greenfield recalls how he survived Auschwitz to become an iconic tailor to the stars
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?
And a 16-year-old yeshiva student in Long Island chose today to make a bomb threat
Plus new Israeli government to be sworn in today
Plus Art Modell, Judy Freudberg, and the oldest synagogue in America
Three comedies—This Is 40, Parental Guidance, and The Guilt Trip—give the holidays cheap laughs
A different matrix for judging success
The Time reporter hops in the car with Barbra Streisand
A new biography of the singer, performing in Brooklyn this week, tells how a penniless teen got her star born
Plus Bar Refaeli wants to make a sex tape
The son of Viennese refugees from Hitler, the gifted, menschy composer wrote the ultimate survivor’s song
The widely-celebrated composer was 68.
The dish was a staple for Sephardic Jews during the Spanish Inquisition
Kira Kazantsev, child of Russian immigrants, cites community's support
Ultra-Orthodox Jews across Israel attend the funeral of Zidan Sayif
Israel Story, Episode 4: When a hobby becomes a calling—from a freelance hitman in Eilat to a Knesset groupie in Herzliya
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