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
The insidious, and mistaken, media meme around the irresistible story of Israelis choosing to live in Germany
Jacob Neusner shows how an identity founded on oppression and persecution limits the potential of the Diaspora
Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ and Israel’s ‘Zero Motivation’ both capture the solitude that lies at the heart of military service
A new book about comedy writing is the latest in a ‘how to be funny’ genre
I must speak out against injustice—but if I speak up, will I be forced to leave the U.S.?
Returning our deceased to the soil honors the injunction for a proper burial—and keeps us mindful of the life cycle of which we’re a part
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ probes the connection between the magical thinking of the Bible and the rational concerns of the Talmud
Plus, sardines are kosher, Mayim Bialik is quirky, and more
Plus, Portman to make vegan documentary, Kunis does Dior, and more
Plus, election day in Egypt, El Al ‘ambassadors,’ and more
Comment of the Week
First Tavi. Now Bebe. Who’s next?
Plus real Persian firemen of Long Island, and more
Plus at his Beck and call, baby Portman, and more
Jewish history, the day you were born
Never mind the nice Jewish girls like Natalie Portman, the most compelling character in today’s pop culture is Amy Winehouse, a Jewish mother’s worst nightmare but still daddy’s little girl
Plus Hamas clamps down, Schnabel on Schnabel, and more
Shuka Truck offers several takes on the Middle Eastern egg-and-tomato dish
Amedy Coulibaly reportedly asked security guards if there were Jews inside
Her new series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, premieres on Netflix in March
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.