The Jewish state seeks to bring the Bedouin in from the desert
Who else can step up and rescue the faith from the fanatics who’ve hijacked it?
Explaining Sayyid Qutb, Bin Laden, Djamel Beghal, Chérif Kouachi, Amedy Coulibaly, Hayat Boumeddienne, and those yet to come
A new collection of the late historian’s essays says more about his prejudices than about his achievements
Seventy people, speeding into the unknown
Jacob Neusner shows how an identity founded on oppression and persecution limits the potential of the Diaspora
It took years for me to recognize my OCD, and even longer to keep it from interfering with my religious observance
Talmudic rabbis ask what agency young women have in determining their fate in sex, marriage, and divorce
I must speak out against injustice—but if I speak up, will I be forced to leave the U.S.?
Plus State of Berlin legalizes circumcision
Danilo Kiš’s fiction, newly translated, mined the Shoah with a Borgesian sense of mystery
The novelist and film critic was the most gifted also-ran of the 1960s Jewish-American literary renaissance
Acknowledging the comic’s gift to Zappa, Mailer, Roth, and the other macho titans of eccentric 1960s pop
Unexpected finds at a former Jewish orphanage in Berlin
In his Bech books, the great novelist of American WASPdom parsed the allure and otherness of Jewish writers
The funny, sad Dark Horse adds a creepy loser in love to the director’s catalog of misanthropes
Does the president really know more about Judaism than John Adams and James Madison did?
Hebrew University professor Bernard Avishai’s playful new critical look at Philip Roth’s 1969 classic digs deep into the novel’s neurotic passion
New artwork, ‘Every Inch A Man,’ features ‘The Great American Novel’
Burning questions for the Patriots quarterback after NYT Magazine profile
Bartenura Moscato's unlikely journey from Shabbat table to music video
Shuka Truck offers several takes on the Middle Eastern egg-and-tomato dish
Rivky Stein testifies against her husband, who won't grant her a Jewish divorce
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.