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
Liel Leibovitz’s weekly literary series
In the Bible, the rabbis had the most accurate possible description of the world—a flawed and limited cosmology
The last chapter of the first tractate brings modern readers back to sex, bowel movements, and thunder
A vocal majority of evangelical Christians are zealous supporters of Israel. But a growing movement seeks to align them with the Palestinian cause.
Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land
How Michael Wyschogrod taught me to eat like a Jew
Plus Eden in 3D, 36 months shall set you free, and more
A new literary quarterly
In a colorful, hilarious take on Genesis
R. Crumb, Genesis, feminism, and history in the latest chapter of an illustrated memoir
The discovered documents reveal behind the scenes accounts of the trial.
Allan Appel remembers Kornblum, who founded Coffee House Press and passed away Sunday.
A four year old New Zealander was struck while wearing a Yarmulke.
Clergy from the two religions hope to foster interfaith dialogue
A cabinet sponsored bill reinforces the Jewishness of the state
Billy on the Street is in-your-face, outrageous, and completely brilliant
The dish was a staple for Sephardic Jews during the Spanish Inquisition
“Hatred and anti-Semitism have seized the state,” says opposition lawmaker
A holiday-themed vegetarian recipe even meat lovers will enjoy
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