Rethinking the Controversial Figure Who Helped Establish the State of Israel

Known for right-wing politics, Vladimir Jabotinsky left an equally critical literary legacy. Hillel Halkin looks at it all.

Vivek Murthy Isn’t Jewish, But He Embodies the ‘Jewish Doctor’

His nomination to be surgeon-general is being held up by NRA lobbying

His Mom Ran Hadassah. His Brother Made ‘Glee.’ Now Evan Falchuk Is Going Into Politics.

The 44-year-old healthcare entrepreneur wants to be Massachusetts’s next governor and maybe start a third-party revolution

Political Best-Seller Fuels Washington’s Favorite Hobby: Self-Regard

New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich on the surprising reaction to his new book, and why his rabbi told him not to worry

How Birthright Changed Us

A trip to Israel connected participants to our Jewishness. But it didn’t make us more politically engaged.

Gore Vidal’s Judenrein Politics

A Broadway revival of 1960’s The Best Man reveals a prescient take on presidential politics, but from era before Jewish issues played a major role

In Defense of Marion Barry

Racially charged remarks got the disgraced politician in trouble last week. But he’ll survive, because he’s sincere, even with his foot in his mouth.

Thatcher and the Jews

Margaret Thatcher was a staunch defender of Jewish causes and a supporter of Israel in her political career, unlike most Tory politicians before her

The Candidate

Lost Books

Smokescreen

The Israeli right paints Ben-Gurion University as a haven for radical leftists. But the charges, meant to counter similar rhetoric from the left, are unfounded, and potentially damaging.

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