Explaining Sayyid Qutb, Bin Laden, Djamel Beghal, Chérif Kouachi, Amedy Coulibaly, Hayat Boumeddienne, and those yet to come
Why have Jews in the U.K. never won a reported discrimination case against non-Jewish defendants?
The sudden death of Alberto Nisman, lead prosecutor of the AMIA bombing, deepens the culture of impunity
A new collection of the late historian’s essays says more about his prejudices than about his achievements
Seventy people, speeding into the unknown
Jacob Neusner shows how an identity founded on oppression and persecution limits the potential of the Diaspora
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
I must speak out against injustice—but if I speak up, will I be forced to leave the U.S.?
A new documentary humanizes an often misunderstood minority faith. That’s something Jews can relate to.
The compelling, intimate look at the family glosses over one important detail
Should rabbis and other clerics engage in politics? Only, it seems, if they support liberal policies.
A bruising election keeps bruising
The casino mogul is out $70 million as Jewish voters re-elect Obama and Jewish GOP candidates lose
Republicans expand their control of the House of Representatives
In Pittsburgh, signs read “Obama… Oy Vey”
In Forest Hills, a heavily Jewish neighborhood, one Romney voter said ‘The polls aren’t telling the truth’
How the statistician has permanently changed the polling game
Plus a presidential zombie face-off, Peruvian shamans weigh in, and more
Bartenura Moscato's unlikely journey from Shabbat table to music video
Burning questions for the Patriots quarterback after NYT Magazine profile
Rivky Stein testifies against her husband, who won't grant her a Jewish divorce
Shuka Truck offers several takes on the Middle Eastern egg-and-tomato dish
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.