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.
Or how a Jewish American country music genius wound up farming chickens in France
The black protagonists of ABC’s new show are proud, successful professionals. Why is it so hard for Jewish characters to follow suit?
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?
With Boardwalk Empire over, some other bad guys to watch on-screen
How the Prohibition-era HBO show portrays its Jewish gangsters
How the Jewish gangster helped establish Las Vegas as a gambling mecca
Prohibition-era hit squad’s handiwork appears on Boardwalk Empire
The real-life gangster was a few years too late for the Prohibition-era show
This season’s time jump bypasses much of the bootlegger’s criminal career
The ruthless Jewish gangster is all business on the Prohibition-era HBO show
HBO show’s final season opens in 1931, after the real-life gangster was killed
The reason I don’t like the HBO drama? I want it to be a show about Jewish gangsters.
Plus State of Berlin legalizes circumcision
The dish was a staple for Sephardic Jews during the Spanish Inquisition
Kira Kazantsev, child of Russian immigrants, cites community's support
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