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.
Unlike Arafat, the Palestinian leader can’t have his peace and eat it, too
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
(And her brother Albert won the Nobel Prize in Physics)
‘Ha’Yehudim Ba’im’ takes on Jewish history, one sacred cow at a time
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?
Israel Story, Episode 4: When a hobby becomes a calling—from a freelance hitman in Eilat to a Knesset groupie in Herzliya
‘Kid Danny’ opens up in filmmaker Andrew Cohn’s new ESPN documentary
Plus Kazakh minister praises Borat, and more
Plus, Iranian nukes, Noah Baumbach on Noah (as in Ark), and more
Plus, Obama borrows from Hillel, Mizrahi Manischewitz, and more
NBA coach and commentator Jeff Van Gundy is not Jewish, but his brainy banter, nebbishy looks, and nervous intensity have led fans to think otherwise
The brainy, numbers-crunching Jewish fans who’ve revolutionized pro sports and realized every geek fan’s dream are celebrated as heroes at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
So many questions, including: will Youkilis play?
Kira Kazantsev, child of Russian immigrants, cites community's support
Ultra-Orthodox Jews across Israel attend the funeral of Zidan Sayif
Designer launches $12 million preservation project of 500-year-old ghetto
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