Why the anti-Semitism present in other recent protests almost kept me from this important one
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.
The black protagonists of ABC’s new show are proud, successful professionals. Why is it so hard for Jewish characters to follow suit?
Or how a Jewish American country music genius wound up farming chickens in France
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
In his memoir ‘Measure of a Man,’ Martin Greenfield recalls how he survived Auschwitz to become an iconic tailor to the stars
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?
The debut novel ‘The Lion Seeker’ is the kind of representative Jewish epic Herman Wouk used to write
The sweet surprises of The Lawgiver‘s archaism
With The Lawgiver, the best-selling novelist takes another stab at the kind of Hollywood fame he’s always coveted
Plus, Wouk’s new work, another White House seder and more
Herman Wouk wrote a foundational text for American postwar Modern Orthodoxy, and for the emancipated Jewish literature in its wake
Exodus recast Israel’s founders as swaggering heroes and secured Leon Uris a place on the Jewish bookshelf even though, as a new biography shows, he was a mediocre writer and a troubled person
There hasn’t been a Jewish Miss America since Bess Meyerson in 1945. With Loren Galler Rabinowitz set to compete for her crown Saturday, a writer considers the legacy of a Jewish queen of femininity.
Muriel Spark, Liz Claiborne, Herman Wouk, and more
How two of Israel’s leading diplomats emerged from a 1970s Jewish commune at Columbia University
Longtime ‘Variety’ columnist prompted Michael Jackson to change anti-Semitic lyric
The dish was a staple for Sephardic Jews during the Spanish Inquisition
Kira Kazantsev, child of Russian immigrants, cites community's support
Israel Story, Episode 4: When a hobby becomes a calling—from a freelance hitman in Eilat to a Knesset groupie in Herzliya
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