The new culture of progressive right-think may be even worse for Jews—and liberalism—than Obama’s Iran deal
The 100th anniversary is the time for Israel to rethink the moral concession it has made by abetting Turkish denial
Staying silent in the face of radical evil is wrong. It’s time for us to engage.
For National Poetry Month, new verse from ‘More Money than God’
A reissue of Meyer Levin’s 1956 novel about the notorious Leopold and Loeb case captures the enduring power of Jewish self-hatred
A thorough new history of the Nazi concentration camps challenges us to face again our fears and weakness
If the point of marriage is not happiness but religion, what constitutes grounds for divorce? Plus: tips for grooming pubic hair.
In Israel, where everyone’s a soldier, Memorial Day is about the living as well as the dead
Yes, we need to teach kids about our history. But our history constitutes a lot more than one tragic event.
A new book about comedy writing is the latest in a ‘how to be funny’ genre
Recognizing North Korea’s very real threat, Sony had to axe The Interview
Plus Israeli brain drain rates top in the West, and more in the news
A writer considers the fictions of religious identity—in life and on the page
Three comedies—This Is 40, Parental Guidance, and The Guilt Trip—give the holidays cheap laughs
Plus South African party gives BDS movement a victory
Plus Rupert Murdoch apologizes for anti-Semitic tweet, and more
Plus, will the Camp David Accords be altered?
Evaluating comedy on its political merit is like disassembling a vibrator to analyze its mechanics: You can do it, but that’s not what it’s for.
Jolson, Malamud, Golda, and more!
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews
Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice
In a new biography, Annie Cohen-Solal looks at the immigrant child who changed modern art