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 limits of a cross-denominational partnership aimed at helping Jewish educators
JTS head lays out more ecumenical future
Trouble JTS, preparing for Valentine’s Day, and more
Amid financial shortfalls and a Conservative crisis, the Jewish Theological Seminary will shutter its cantorial school
Plus White House party controversy, Madoff gets some respect, and more in the news
David Gelernter, a computer scientist and observant Jew, wants his co-religionists to get holy
Israel ambassador to skip J Street, plus planets’ names, Lambert’s laments, and more
United Synagogue head also discusses ‘Lost’ ad
Plus Ehud Barak backs settlement freeze, Gilad Shalit writes home, and more
An unlikely techno song, keg stands in the holy land, and diaspora equality
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