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.
Unlike Arafat, the Palestinian leader can’t have his peace and eat it, too
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
(And her brother Albert won the Nobel Prize in Physics)
‘Ha’Yehudim Ba’im’ takes on Jewish history, one sacred cow at a time
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?
Israel Story, Episode 4: When a hobby becomes a calling—from a freelance hitman in Eilat to a Knesset groupie in Herzliya
Developments in the saga of the missing perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible, whose future is still unknown
A Philadelphia exhibit of 500 years of Korea’s Joseon dynasty poses questions about insular societies and art
The great Judean builder and his outsized ego are the subject of a monumental Israel Museum exhibit
The prize piece in the Steinhardt Judaica collection doesn’t go to auction
Jerusalem’s Israel museum persuasively shows that Hasidism is not only, or even really, about religion
Upheaval in Egypt and Libya has led to widespread looting—and the plunder is being sold on the Israeli market
Agenda: A month of Jewish film in New York, Shalom Auslander reads in Boston, Donna Karan shops, Susan Sontag is revived, and more
The Israel Museum’s makeover, and more
The Israel Museum’s impressive $100 million renovation awkwardly attempts to redefine the Jewish world
The Israel Museum unveils a restored mahzor from 1331
The discovered documents reveal behind the scenes accounts of the trial.
Allan Appel remembers Kornblum, who founded Coffee House Press and passed away Sunday.
A four year old New Zealander was struck while wearing a Yarmulke.
Clergy from the two religions hope to foster interfaith dialogue
A cabinet sponsored bill reinforces the Jewishness of the state
Billy on the Street is in-your-face, outrageous, and completely brilliant
The dish was a staple for Sephardic Jews during the Spanish Inquisition
“Hatred and anti-Semitism have seized the state,” says opposition lawmaker
A holiday-themed vegetarian recipe even meat lovers will enjoy
Kira Kazantsev, child of Russian immigrants, cites community's support
Ultra-Orthodox Jews across Israel attend the funeral of Zidan Sayif
Designer launches $12 million preservation project of 500-year-old ghetto
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