Why the anti-Semitism present in other recent protests almost kept me from this important one
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.
The black protagonists of ABC’s new show are proud, successful professionals. Why is it so hard for Jewish characters to follow suit?
Or how a Jewish American country music genius wound up farming chickens in France
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
In his memoir ‘Measure of a Man,’ Martin Greenfield recalls how he survived Auschwitz to become an iconic tailor to the stars
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?
Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish created a poetry of martyrdom for his people—and a political coup for the idea of the nakba
The left sees Occupy Wall Street and the Palestinian cause as common
Shimon Peres, Israel’s president, has written a new Nextbook Press biography of David Ben-Gurion, its first prime minster and his mentor
How the past several days of nutsiness may help Israel at the U.N.
Raja Shehadeh’s new memoir joins a growing list of literary works on Palestinian life before Israel. But do they tell the whole story?
Jonathan Schneer’s history of the Balfour Declaration frames a still-unfolding struggle
A new book argues for the enduring significance of the 1917 Balfour Declaration
There’s linkage, too, between U.S. actions in Iraq and Afghanistan and Faisal Shahzad’s bombing attempt in Times Square
The Quranic argument for Jewish sovereignty in the land of Israel
Plus Palestinian statehood en español et français, and more in the news
The dish was a staple for Sephardic Jews during the Spanish Inquisition
Kira Kazantsev, child of Russian immigrants, cites community's support
Israel Story, Episode 4: When a hobby becomes a calling—from a freelance hitman in Eilat to a Knesset groupie in Herzliya
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