Out of Tune

When Israelis and Palestinians choose politics over music, they’re guilty of the gravest offense in the Torah: acting like Amalek

Young at Heart

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

Republic of Letters

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.

Out of Egypt

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’

Immersion

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.

Faustian Bargains

There are two stories of Germany and Jews: the culture of assimilated German Jews and the meeting of German culture with Jewish religion

An Afternoon With Avi Steinberg

The secular Jew who actually misses religion

Road From Damascus

Struggling to maintain a Mizrahi heritage in an Ashkenazi-dominated culture

Religion Poll Bears Out Jewish Braininess

Though the atheist/agnostics have our number

Knowing Your Other By Reading Him

Mohammad Husein and the Rambam

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