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
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Turkish conqueror Atatürk
(And her brother Albert won the Nobel Prize in Physics)
‘Ha’Yehudim Ba’im’ takes on Jewish history, one sacred cow at a time
Israel Story, Episode 4: When a hobby becomes a calling—from a freelance hitman in Eilat to a Knesset groupie in Herzliya
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
When Israelis and Palestinians choose politics over music, they’re guilty of the gravest offense in the Torah: acting like Amalek
Ammiel Alcalay’s new book—a challenging collection of notes, photographs, and diary entries he wrote in the 1970s—shows the young scholar and experimental poet through the eyes of his older self
This week’s parasha argues that to become a great leader one must see beyond earthly concerns. It’s a lesson Israel’s current leadership could stand to revisit.
For Egyptian-born Jews, the current crisis elicits a mix of emotions—from nostalgia for an idyllic existence under the monarchy to the terror of being chased out to calls of ‘kill the Jews’
A newfound fascination with exploring her religion brought a somewhat reluctant joiner to Limmud NY, a frenzied three-day festival of Jewish thought. Here’s her diary.
There are two stories of Germany and Jews: the culture of assimilated German Jews and the meeting of German culture with Jewish religion
The secular Jew who actually misses religion
Struggling to maintain a Mizrahi heritage in an Ashkenazi-dominated culture
Though the atheist/agnostics have our number
Mohammad Husein and the Rambam
Ultra-Orthodox Jews across Israel attend the funeral of Zidan Sayif
Designer launches $12 million preservation project of 500-year-old ghetto
The Daily Show host plugs his new film Rosewater on The Colbert Report
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