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
The insidious, and mistaken, media meme around the irresistible story of Israelis choosing to live in Germany
Jacob Neusner shows how an identity founded on oppression and persecution limits the potential of the Diaspora
Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ and Israel’s ‘Zero Motivation’ both capture the solitude that lies at the heart of military service
A new book about comedy writing is the latest in a ‘how to be funny’ genre
I must speak out against injustice—but if I speak up, will I be forced to leave the U.S.?
Returning our deceased to the soil honors the injunction for a proper burial—and keeps us mindful of the life cycle of which we’re a part
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ probes the connection between the magical thinking of the Bible and the rational concerns of the Talmud
Also Israelis scramble for gas masks as Syria destabilizes
Developers are creating Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini iPhone apps that offer little more than propaganda. And Apple’s gatekeepers approve them.
Plus the new Tahrir Square turns 1, and more
Graphic artist Saul Steinberg spent formative years in Italy, a place that, like for other Jews, both sheltered and rejected him
In The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Giorgio Bassani’s 1962 novel, an aristocratic Jewish family in Italy tries to wall itself off from the Holocaust
Schindler’s List is astoundingly stupid, Inglourious Basterds is cartoonishly potent, and more in our list of the greatest Jewish movies of all time
A conversation with Umberto Eco, whose new novel imagines one of the most anti-Semitic characters in fiction
Leaving the Soviet Union in 1989, my mother and I took the so-called Passage of Guilt through Italy, waiting for permission to enter America. Surviving a Southern European winter was the hard part.
This Week in Israel: Netanyahu visits Berlusconi, an American-Israeli student is arrested in Egypt, rising cottage-cheese prices cause protests, Book Week begins, and more
Peggy Charren, champion of smarter programming for kids, died at 86
Moscow activists face jail as Kremlin allows counter-protest in Chechnya
Boris Fishman, Molly Antopol among those up for $100,000 literary award
Argentine prosecutor’s findings implicated Tehran in 1994 JCC bombing
Designed to protect observant Jewish men from anti-Semitic incidents
Amedy Coulibaly reportedly asked security guards if there were Jews inside
New York State Assembly Speaker accused of $4 million corruption scheme
Running together in upcoming elections, despite ideological differences
Her new series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, premieres on Netflix in March
Shuka Truck offers several takes on the Middle Eastern egg-and-tomato dish
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.