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?
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Cuban-American novelist, who died last week, wrote meaningfully about Judaic scripture and the Holocaust
After my brother died, I was frozen with grief—until author Harold Kushner helped me rediscover community
The man who brought us When Bad Things Happen to Good People turns to a biblical predecessor for lessons
Is misfortune God’s doing? A new work on The Book of Job asks what kind of world we live in.
Albert Camus, who died an atheist at 46, had surprisingly deep ties to Judaism in his life, his political activity, and his philosophical thought
Terrence Malick’s new film—a cinematic meditation on God, grace, and the wretchedness of man—is an important and masterful work of art. It’s also the least Jewish film ever made.
There are two stories of Germany and Jews: the culture of assimilated German Jews and the meeting of German culture with Jewish religion
Taking a stand on the Armenian genocide, and more
In his subtle translations of the Bible’s Wisdom Books—Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job—Robert Alter highlights the canon’s subversive side
Israel’s best-selling rock musicians draw freely from the liturgy
A new historical account was recently discovered. It is recorded here.
Comments made on his personal website have generated a harsh condemnation
The SC Justice is resting comfortably after treatment for an arterial blockage
Check out Mora Mahlifa for some intense Sonic Youth-like sound
Florence Nasar uses dance to study the effects of Jewish ritual on women
Orthodox women bring style to their daily wardrobe
Website says Jews more likely to date Jews than other religions
The collection offers a behind-the-scenes account of the historic event
Remembering the founder of Coffee House Press, who passed away Sunday
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