If neurosis turns people into terrorists, how to account for kindness?
Muslim > gay, black > female, and everybody > the Jews
What’s gained and lost in ‘cultural identity’ and religion when families decide to adopt across race lines
‘Gett,’ a stellar new Israeli movie, sheds light on the plight of women crushed by a byzantine legal authority
In the first of a five-part series on growing anti-Semitism in the U.K., Howard Jacobson, the literary voice of British Jewry
The original ‘Catfish’ victim, fooled in front of millions, uses his pain to help all the lonely people
The sages debate the demerits of little white lies, and consider the subtleties of legal claims made by spouses and other property owners
The ‘Top Chef’ alumnus and owner of Ditmas in Los Angeles prepares to open Bedford Kitchen in Queens
Muhammad Abdul Yassin has worked in Mumbai’s Jewish cemetery for more than 40 years. Now he’s passing the chisel to his sons.
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
Fans of the Oscar-winning film should start in the central Polish city of Lodz
Star Trek, and especially Mr. Spock, loomed large in our mythology
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
But the story behind it is even better than the ad
Tells Europe 1 interviewer ‘anti-Semitism is at an all-time high’
Rules dead prosecutor’s case against president insufficient to investigate
Kashrut—even for pot—should involve morality as well as ritual
Jon Stewart isn’t just a comedian, entertainer, or newsman—he’s a lifeline
Pop star shares emotional message from the former concentration camp
Tells Europe 1 interviewer 'anti-Semitism is at an all-time high'
Lady Rose MacClare marries the Rothschild-esque Atticus Aldridge
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