Boycott and Divestment organizers protest an Israeli freighter’s arrival in Oakland, but the course they’ve set leads into an abyss
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
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
(And her brother Albert won the Nobel Prize in Physics)
‘Ha’Yehudim Ba’im’ takes on Jewish history, one sacred cow at a time
Plus legitimate and bastard offspring, slaves, and distinctions between Jews, non-Jews, and half-Jews
When I found pornography in my Talmudic mentor’s desk, I felt betrayed. What did it say about him—or about all of us?
Israel Story, Episode 4: When a hobby becomes a calling—from a freelance hitman in Eilat to a Knesset groupie in Herzliya
His nomination to be surgeon-general is being held up by NRA lobbying
When I decided that my next book would include a gun, I went to a firing range for the first time—and loved it
From actor to victim, expect to see more of it
Plus Syrian police chief defects as post-Assad era looms
Plus South African party gives BDS movement a victory
It’s the Jewish state’s gun culture, not its laws, that prevents mass shootings like the one in Connecticut
If Jews want to influence the public conversation, they must heed the lesson of this week’s parasha—the one about an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
Jewish kids hone their reasoning skills at a gun-rights lecture
Kira Kazantsev, child of Russian immigrants, cites community's support
Ultra-Orthodox Jews across Israel attend the funeral of Zidan Sayif
“Hatred and anti-Semitism have seized the state," says opposition lawmaker
Designer launches $12 million preservation project of 500-year-old ghetto
New campaign honors Druze officer who fell defending Jerusalem synagogue
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