Explaining Sayyid Qutb, Bin Laden, Djamel Beghal, Chérif Kouachi, Amedy Coulibaly, Hayat Boumeddienne, and those yet to come
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
A new collection of the late historian’s essays says more about his prejudices than about his achievements
Seventy people, speeding into the unknown
Jacob Neusner shows how an identity founded on oppression and persecution limits the potential of the Diaspora
It took years for me to recognize my OCD, and even longer to keep it from interfering with my religious observance
Talmudic rabbis ask what agency young women have in determining their fate in sex, marriage, and divorce
I must speak out against injustice—but if I speak up, will I be forced to leave the U.S.?
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
‘I never wanted to be Miss America, even when I was 7. But I wanted to be pretty. I wanted to be loved.’
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
Burning questions for the Patriots quarterback after NYT Magazine profile
Bartenura Moscato's unlikely journey from Shabbat table to music video
In a new memoir, the controversial ‘New York Times’ columnist connects dots between dislocation and his mother’s depression
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.