Why aren’t more non-Muslim feminists decrying violence against women in Muslim-majority countries?
If neurosis turns people into terrorists, how to account for kindness?
Muslim > gay, black > female, and everybody > the Jews
Ari Folman’s sci-fi half-animated ‘The Congress,’ David Cronenberg’s horror comedy ‘Maps to the Stars,’ and the end of movies
Happy 156th Birthday!—the perfect time to look back on the Tevye Stories’ author’s first trip to the Big Apple
‘Gett,’ a stellar new Israeli movie, sheds light on the plight of women crushed by a byzantine legal authority
The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.
Filmmaker Ori Gruder captures ultra-Orthodox observance of the holiday in his Israeli TV documentary, ‘A Freilichin Purim’
Amid political upheaval, an embattled girl fled entirely alone—the lessons of Purim’s heroine propelling her to freedom
In Notes on a Century, the historian is still optimistic about a ‘great civilization’ in the Muslim world
The Canadian magazine Adbusters sparked the Occupy Wall Street movement. It also has a weakness for Israel-bashing conspiracy theories.
Neoconservatives about-face on U.S. envoy to Syria
Out of love with version 1.0, ‘Commentary’ finds Michele Bachmann
Friends and Politics, Part 3: Norman Podhoretz. The neoconservative icon and I weren’t personally close, but we shared a more important bond, over the struggle to defend Israel and American Jewry.
Plus the great neocon crack-up, and more
Franzen gets much right, but gets D.C. neocons wrong
Guy’s on like 80 million boards, which all say the same thing
In a new history of neconservatism, Senator Henry ‘Scoop’ Jackson emerges as a pivotal figure
How Jewish conservatives blew it on Iraq and Iran
Examining the ethics of the Purim story
Letty Cottin Pogrebin offers a moving tribute to her longtime friend
An excerpt from Leah Koenig’s new cookbook, Modern Jewish Cooking
Saul Dreier, 89, and Ruby Sosnowicz, 85, delight audiences across the country
Embrace your laziness! Repurpose the crap you already have at home!
Netanyahu spoke effectively, if predictably. But what impact will he have?
And why Purim is the perfect holiday for the beloved Star Trek character
Annual pro-Israel conference offers a dry run before Congressional address
After years of my daughter begrudgingly agreeing to tulle and tiaras, a revolt
The holiday’s ‘mishloach manot’ boxes used to involve juice and a bag of chips. Now competitive moms have raised the stakes.
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
Tells Europe 1 interviewer 'anti-Semitism is at an all-time high'
Matthew Fishbane accompanied a group of would-be Jews as they made aliyah from rural India, led by an unlikely activist
Israel Story, Episode 6: No valentines, just a fatwa, a shidduch, some tears, and some laughter