Why aren’t more non-Muslim feminists decrying violence against women in Muslim-majority countries?
If neurosis turns people into terrorists, how to account for kindness?
Muslim > gay, black > female, and everybody > the Jews
Ari Folman’s sci-fi half-animated ‘The Congress,’ David Cronenberg’s horror comedy ‘Maps to the Stars,’ and the end of movies
Happy 156th Birthday!—the perfect time to look back on the Tevye Stories’ author’s first trip to the Big Apple
‘Gett,’ a stellar new Israeli movie, sheds light on the plight of women crushed by a byzantine legal authority
The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.
Filmmaker Ori Gruder captures ultra-Orthodox observance of the holiday in his Israeli TV documentary, ‘A Freilichin Purim’
Amid political upheaval, an embattled girl fled entirely alone—the lessons of Purim’s heroine propelling her to freedom
Plus high in the Holy Land, journey to Jerusalem, and more
Having decided not to get Internet in his new apartment, a graduate student winds up stealing it from the Chabadniks next door
Today would have been Yitzhak Rabin’s 90th birthday—as good a time as any to remember, and repent for, the time I considered assassinating him.
Plus, an unkosher catering dispute, a plea for Madonna, and more
An American moves to St. Petersburg, Russia—where Jews were once forbidden to live—and finds Jewishness has social currency, especially for dating
My 3-year-old wanted a velvet yarmulke, like they wear at his Chabad preschool—an early skirmish in the values clashes I knew were coming.
The Shomrim, ultra-Orthodox anti-crime patrols, trace their roots to 1964 Crown Heights, when refugees from Poland refused to cede their blocks
But Obama is in with Israelis, and more in the news
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Call it a thank-you wave
The holiday’s ‘mishloach manot’ boxes used to involve juice and a bag of chips. Now competitive moms have raised the stakes.
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
Tells Europe 1 interviewer 'anti-Semitism is at an all-time high'
And why Purim is the perfect holiday for the beloved Star Trek character
Matthew Fishbane accompanied a group of would-be Jews as they made aliyah from rural India, led by an unlikely activist
Israel Story, Episode 6: No valentines, just a fatwa, a shidduch, some tears, and some laughter