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
Gazans suffer, while their leaders continue to pile up the loot
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Turkish conqueror Atatürk
(And her brother Albert won the Nobel Prize in Physics)
‘Ha’Yehudim Ba’im’ takes on Jewish history, one sacred cow at a time
Israel Story, Episode 4: When a hobby becomes a calling—from a moonlighting hitman in Eilat to a Knesset groupie in Herzliya
Video: Make a traditional American holiday feast, with a recipe for stuffing that brings Jewish flavors to the table
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ questions of obligation in matters of levirate marriage, and how values change with time
New novels answer Irving Howe’s question: Can we accept aesthetic pleasure in a book about the Shoah?
What role does America play in Jewish life, and by extension what kind of Jewish literature can be created here?
The edited typescript of “Eichmann in Jerusalem” reveals New Yorker editor William Shawn’s meticulous work
Plus whom Anne Frank belongs to, and more
Friends and Politics, Part 3: Norman Podhoretz. The neoconservative icon and I weren’t personally close, but we shared a more important bond, over the struggle to defend Israel and American Jewry.
Friends and Politics, Part 2: Irving Howe. The prominent critic and I worked on Yiddish translations together, but a dispute over Israel and its Arab neighbors ruptured our relationship—until we reconnected over literature.
I.J. Singer’s newly reissued The Brothers Ashkenazi may not be on par with the greatest realist epics, but it is an eerie foretelling of Eastern European Jewry’s eventual fate
An excerpt from a new history of Commentary shows how the fiction published in the magazine’s early years shook not just the world of Jewish literature but the very foundations of American letters
Kira Kazantsev, child of Russian immigrants, cites community’s support
Looking to Maimonides for guidelines on philanthropic giving
The Daily Show host plugs his new film Rosewater on The Colbert Report
Bernard Cazeneuve tells Jewish community they have a friend in him
Beat out longtime first-place winner the United States in annual index
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
Designer launches $12 million preservation project of 500-year-old ghetto
Police now turn on lights, pick up meds for N.J. town’s Orthodox residents
Reportedly called ‘dirty bloody Jew’ during daytime subway platform attack
Ultra-Orthodox Jews across Israel attend the funeral of Zidan Sayif
Reportedly called 'dirty bloody Jew' during daytime subway platform attack
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