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
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Joseph Heller, who embodied masculinity in American postwar literature, for better and for worse, chronicled a major shift in American Jewish identity
Bruce Jay Friedman’s darkly comic novels, short stories, and screenplays place him among the past century’s best American writers. In his new memoir, Lucky Bruce, he reminisces about many of them.
Running away: From Mossad-appointed time-travelers to daughters of famous novelists, these summer reads offer a healthy dose of escapism
The existence of the State of Israel is a reason to stay in Europe, not flee it
Knesset member Stav Shaffir goes viral with leftist credo for today’s Israel
Rivky Stein testifies against her husband, who won’t grant her a Jewish divorce
Bartenura Moscato’s unlikely journey from Shabbat table to music video
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
Shuka Truck offers several takes on the Middle Eastern egg-and-tomato dish
Amedy Coulibaly reportedly asked security guards if there were Jews inside
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.