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
A century ago this High Holiday, Franz Kafka composed two masterworks, both informed by his Jewish heritage
In his Bech books, the great novelist of American WASPdom parsed the allure and otherness of Jewish writers
Franz Werfel’s classic The Forty Days of Musa Dagh, about the Armenian Genocide, gets a new translation
Plus Obama forsakes sticks and stones against Syria, and more
A Jewish literature is easy to identify. But defining Jewish art is a task of Talmudic complexity, as a new book, Jewish Art, makes clear.
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Plus, Braun’s brawn, Kafka, and more
A little bit of Prague for your collection of whimsical trinkets
A new edition of Walter Benjamin’s early work sheds light his first reckonings with Jewishness and offers glimpses of the powerful thinker he would ultimately become
Examining the ethics of the Purim story
Letty Cottin Pogrebin offers a moving tribute to her longtime friend
An excerpt from Leah Koenig’s new cookbook, Modern Jewish Cooking
Saul Dreier, 89, and Ruby Sosnowicz, 85, delight audiences across the country
Embrace your laziness! Repurpose the crap you already have at home!
Netanyahu spoke effectively, if predictably. But what impact will he have?
And why Purim is the perfect holiday for the beloved Star Trek character
Annual pro-Israel conference offers a dry run before Congressional address
After years of my daughter begrudgingly agreeing to tulle and tiaras, a revolt
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'
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