How the Ghosts of the Holocaust Haunted the 1960s, But Quietly

The evolution of Jewish American political discourse from outsider counter-culture to ‘never again a victim’

Losing Facebook Friends Over the War in Gaza

I tried to stay out of the fray, but I finally had to go public with my opinions about Israel, even if it meant my friends disagreed

Is There Still a Jewish Question? Why I’m an Anti-Anti-Zionist

In this essay, from 2003, the leftist feminist rock critic Ellen Willis discussed her misgivings about Zionism—and about its opponents

The Man Who Loves Women

Having brought author Clarice Lispector back into the public eye, biographer Ben Moser turns to Susan Sontag

The First—and Last—Time I Wore Tefillin

I used to think that being a feminist meant doing whatever men did. Now I’ve found my own place as a woman in the Orthodox world.

Andy Samberg, Kiss My Mezuzah!

Rachel Bloom is going to be funny, no matter what you think of her and her lewd, Jewy, borderline-offensive brand of comedy

Ellen Willis’ Radical Jewish Sex-Positive Rock ’n’ Roll Politics of the Future

A new collection of essays by the late, great cultural critic affirms her standing as an icon of liberation and pleasure

Lihi Lapid Talks Pajamas, Champagne, and Sufganiyot

The wife of Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid promotes her new book in New York

Hungarian Gold Train Stops for Good Americans, Bad Israelis in Ayelet Waldman’s New Novel

‘Love and Treasure’ weaves a multigenerational tale through World War II back to a lost European paradise

Purim Parody Videos Are Missing Something

The problem with leaving the Book of Esther’s namesake out of the revelry

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