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
‘Let’s take off the face of the clock and watch the gears’
Noah Baumbach’s new Frances Ha shows the fate of a generation enamored of the nebbishy narcissist
That’s $17 million per episode
Plus Jerry Seinfeld on the anatomy of a joke
Plus Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld together again
Plus, sardines are kosher, Mayim Bialik is quirky, and more
The invented Seinfeld winter holiday Festivus, like the late Christopher Hitchens, demands a religion-like dogma around nonbelief
Plus notes on Barenboim’s concert, and more
A fresh look at Lawrence Wright’s reporting on the church
Plus alleged Hezbollah spy eyes deal, and more
The holiday’s ‘mishloach manot’ boxes used to involve juice and a bag of chips. Now competitive moms have raised the stakes.
Netanyahu spoke effectively, if predictably. But what impact will he have?
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
And why Purim is the perfect holiday for the beloved Star Trek character
Tells Europe 1 interviewer 'anti-Semitism is at an all-time high'
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