Why have Jews in the U.K. never won a reported discrimination case against non-Jewish defendants?
The sudden death of Alberto Nisman, lead prosecutor of the AMIA bombing, deepens the culture of impunity
The insidious, and mistaken, media meme around the irresistible story of Israelis choosing to live in Germany
Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ and Israel’s ‘Zero Motivation’ both capture the solitude that lies at the heart of military service
A new book about comedy writing is the latest in a ‘how to be funny’ genre
In a new memoir, the controversial ‘New York Times’ columnist connects dots between dislocation and his mother’s depression
Returning our deceased to the soil honors the injunction for a proper burial—and keeps us mindful of the life cycle of which we’re a part
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ probes the connection between the magical thinking of the Bible and the rational concerns of the Talmud
Vegetarian. Vegan. Kosher. Whatever. It’s cold outside. Have some soup. You’ll feel better.
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
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In a colorful, hilarious take on Genesis
R. Crumb, Genesis, feminism, and history in the latest chapter of an illustrated memoir
Moscow activists face jail as Kremlin allows counter-protest in Chechnya
Boris Fishman, Molly Antopol among those up for $100,000 literary award
Argentine prosecutor’s findings implicated Tehran in 1994 JCC bombing
Designed to protect observant Jewish men from anti-Semitic incidents
Amedy Coulibaly reportedly asked security guards if there were Jews inside
New York State Assembly Speaker accused of $4 million corruption scheme
Running together in upcoming elections, despite ideological differences
Her new series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, premieres on Netflix in March
Shuka Truck offers several takes on the Middle Eastern egg-and-tomato dish
Israel Story, Episode 5: From red heifers and golden calves to the mooing mascot of radical vegans everywhere
The cartoonist’s grahic memoir made many Top Ten lists this year. Here’s what she had to say about it.