Lacking a vision of the future, Labor reinvents itself by misreading the past
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?
An excerpt from the new memoir ‘Why Not Say What Happened’ conjures lost summer worlds
A new collection of the late historian’s essays says more about his prejudices than about his achievements
Seventy people, speeding into the unknown
The Los Angeles millennials behind Challah Hub take their passion to the streets and mobile platforms
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
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!
Burning questions for the Patriots quarterback after NYT Magazine profile
Willkommen out of the closet!
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.