The Jewish state seeks to bring the Bedouin in from the desert
Who else can step up and rescue the faith from the fanatics who’ve hijacked it?
Explaining Sayyid Qutb, Bin Laden, Djamel Beghal, Chérif Kouachi, Amedy Coulibaly, Hayat Boumeddienne, and those yet to come
A new collection of the late historian’s essays says more about his prejudices than about his achievements
Seventy people, speeding into the unknown
Jacob Neusner shows how an identity founded on oppression and persecution limits the potential of the Diaspora
It took years for me to recognize my OCD, and even longer to keep it from interfering with my religious observance
Talmudic rabbis ask what agency young women have in determining their fate in sex, marriage, and divorce
I must speak out against injustice—but if I speak up, will I be forced to leave the U.S.?
We ask the experts about the High Holiday season’s least-understood festival
The festive holiday now overshadows Shemini Atzeret, which has biblical roots
Fancy versions of the Four Species go for more than $100
The actress also enjoys challah, french fries, and gardens
From hamantashen to designer costumes to newfangled groggers—anything and everything you might need to better enjoy the Festival of Lots
The Purim tradition of drowning out Haman’s name with noise dates back to medieval times. But in our increasingly cacophonous lives, an illustrator wonders: Does the grogger need to be reinvented?
Everything you ever wanted to know about the story of Esther
Vanessa Ochs studies “bark mitzvahs” and other modern inventions
A new film reinvents Queen Esther as the very first Bachelorette
We’re seeking reader submissions for catchy, tote-able taglines
Is putting other kids’ health at risk really a Jewish value?
Actor says he’s given ‘serious thought’ to the profession
First fatal Hezbollah attack in Israel’s north since 2006 raises questions about deterrence
American comedian bares all in Israel with a message of coexistence
Randi Weingarten reflects on this week’s 70th anniversary commemoration
Shakespeare’s prickly classic gets a timely update in new production
Willkommen out of the closet!
Albany assigns interim replacement, will hold an election in February
Burning questions for the Patriots quarterback after NYT Magazine profile
Bartenura Moscato's unlikely journey from Shabbat table to music video
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.