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 media is reporting that the historic visits were about the peace process. They’re wrong.
Plus Benghazi hearings polarize and Syria’s lost generation
If North Korea has the bomb, as this week’s nuclear test indicated, then for all practical purposes, so does Iran
Plus a Syrian university suffers a major attack
The D-student translator behind the Chinese winner of the Nobel Prize in literature
Saudi Arabia, China, and Iran ban books. Why are they being honored on the European book-fair circuit?
Plus Bar Refaeli wants to make a sex tape
Plus, Reform and Conservative rabbis scorned, and more in the news
North Bank Suzhou Creek, a bilingual production set in wartime Shanghai, brings music back to a silent sanctuary
Remembering the crackdown at Tiananmen Square
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