Explaining Sayyid Qutb, Bin Laden, Djamel Beghal, Chérif Kouachi, Amedy Coulibaly, Hayat Boumeddienne, and those yet to come
Why have Jews in the U.K. never won a reported discrimination case against non-Jewish defendants?
The sudden death of Alberto Nisman, lead prosecutor of the AMIA bombing, deepens the culture of impunity
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.?
Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are all a certain type: the Jewish Big, narcissistic, entitled, and unapologetic. And society loves to see a Jewish Big fall.
In David Unger’s novel The Price of Escape, a refugee from Nazi Germany arrives in a Guatemalan port town only to find himself in a new kind of hell
As Rahm Emanuel’s campaign for mayor of Chicago heads toward victory, he’s sending different messages—not a Boss, gay-friendly, disciplined, even rabbinical—to different audiences
The Scroll smells something fishy
Joe Straus, the Republican speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, has been targeted by the Tea Party. The anti-Semitic attacks against him suggest not all politics is local.
What Jacob—the hero of this week’s parasha—and the Tea Party can teach us about politics
Political science, smokin’ and prayin’, and more
Bennet and Sestak may come from behind to win
Candidate in Democratic primary supports it; most oppose her
Will CPAC victory harm GOP with Jews?
Bartenura Moscato's unlikely journey from Shabbat table to music video
Rivky Stein testifies against her husband, who won't grant her a Jewish divorce
Shuka Truck offers several takes on the Middle Eastern egg-and-tomato dish
Amedy Coulibaly reportedly asked security guards if there were Jews inside
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.