If neurosis turns people into terrorists, how to account for kindness?
Muslim > gay, black > female, and everybody > the Jews
What’s gained and lost in ‘cultural identity’ and religion when families decide to adopt across race lines
‘Gett,’ a stellar new Israeli movie, sheds light on the plight of women crushed by a byzantine legal authority
In the first of a five-part series on growing anti-Semitism in the U.K., Howard Jacobson, the literary voice of British Jewry
The original ‘Catfish’ victim, fooled in front of millions, uses his pain to help all the lonely people
The sages debate the demerits of little white lies, and consider the subtleties of legal claims made by spouses and other property owners
The ‘Top Chef’ alumnus and owner of Ditmas in Los Angeles prepares to open Bedford Kitchen in Queens
Muhammad Abdul Yassin has worked in Mumbai’s Jewish cemetery for more than 40 years. Now he’s passing the chisel to his sons.
The great Yale literary scholar introduces new poetry by Peter Cole, in ‘The Invention of Influence’
Nextbook author scores $150K from Yale
The New Yorker takes a peek at the sacred trash
“The Poetry of Kabbalah” drops today!
2011 National Jewish Book Awards announced
The one custom for celebrating Shavuot is to stay up all night and study Jewish texts. But will we continue celebrating the printed word as more and more of what we read is electronic?
The Cairo Geniza did more than cast light on Judaism’s literary heritage; it helped us recognize that history’s raw materials can be anything from illuminated manuscripts to bits of junk
Sacred Trash, new from Nextbook Press, tells the remarkable story of the Cairo Geniza, a trove of Jewish documents from the Middle Ages discovered again in the late 1800s
Nextbook Press’s latest drops today
Plus the Australian agenda, and more
Pop star shares emotional message from the former concentration camp
European Jews are soft targets for jihadists who want to kill them. They need guns.
Heightened security in Europe means having to prove your Jewishness
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