Israel may face a wrenching choice between its democracy and Jewishness. And that’s normal.
Unlike Arafat, the Palestinian leader can’t have his peace and eat it, too
Gazans suffer, while their leaders continue to pile up the loot
‘Ha’Yehudim Ba’im’ takes on Jewish history, one sacred cow at a time
‘We were told that everybody has to watch.’ Harrowing fiction from Polish great Marek Hlasko, in a first English translation.
‘Letters to Afar’ is the latest of an emergent and haunting new form, Jewish material-memory film
Video: Make a traditional American holiday feast, with a recipe for stuffing that brings Jewish flavors to the table
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ questions of obligation in matters of levirate marriage, and how values change with time
Israeli culinary expert Janna Gur gathers traditional recipes from across the Diaspora in her new cookbook, ‘Jewish Soul Food’
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!
In other news, there is no Santa Claus
Plus Yitzhak Rabin’s (non-?)legacy, and more in the news
Ultra-Orthodox Jews across Israel attend the funeral of Zidan Sayif
Designer launches $12 million preservation project of 500-year-old ghetto
'Chayla in Shul' will be displayed in London's National Portrait Gallery
There's an easy answer for Jewish communal leaders who fear for the future of liberal Judaism
Reportedly called 'dirty bloody Jew' during daytime subway platform attack
Jonathan Eig examines the renegade Jewish biologist and his three co-crusaders who made having sex without having a baby possible
New York Festival of Song’s Steven Blier’s latest program showcases Freud’s influence on the Golden Age of German lieder
Jesse Olsen Bay uses his grandmother’s unpublished prose on ‘Makings,’ by turns a whimsical and melancholy album