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
Plus the ketubah is in, Birthright sex, and more
Can martial law lead to the ballot box?
Plus P.A. upheaval, Iran redux?, and more in the news
Plus the region-shaking, U.S. politicking, Moussa, and more
Plus the White House scrambles, and more in the news
Plus the Jewish fallen, the stymied Schalit deal, and more
Meet the new boss … same as the old boss?
Plus Israeli optimism, American incoherence, and more in the news
And, says scholar, why Israel can handle a democratic Egypt
Yussuf al-Qaradawi, the world’s most popular and authoritative Sunni cleric, is a Muslim Brotherhood-aligned Egyptian based in Qatar. A return to his home country would be dangerous for Israel and the West.
Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’ gets the Shushan treatment… twice
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
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
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