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.
Reading his last novels, I longed to dispel Roth’s gloom until I realized he wants me to just sit with it
Sendak and Roth each add their own bon mot
A Roy Lichtenstein show at the Art Institute of Chicago reveals the movement’s affront to WASPy decorum
Hebrew University professor Bernard Avishai’s playful new critical look at Philip Roth’s 1969 classic digs deep into the novel’s neurotic passion
Saul Bellow’s Mr. Sammler’s Planet is a document of the cravings of 1960s America, and an attempt to bring the Holocaust to bear on America
Introducing The Rebutter
Philip Roth’s defenders point to his later, more serious works to argue for his place in the canon. In truth, those books make clearer his weaknesses.
Philip Roth’s legacy of writerly narcissism left a generation of young novelists with the wrong idea of what makes great literature
In the final phase of his literary life, Harold Bloom, like Philip Roth, refuses to relinquish his vitality
After Amazon started recommending Christian novels for me, I gathered a group of Jewish friends to explore them and discovered an unexpected reconnect with spirituality
Fans of the Oscar-winning film should start in the central Polish city of Lodz
Star Trek, and especially Mr. Spock, loomed large in our mythology
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
But the story behind it is even better than the ad
Tells Europe 1 interviewer ‘anti-Semitism is at an all-time high’
Rules dead prosecutor’s case against president insufficient to investigate
Kashrut—even for pot—should involve morality as well as ritual
Jon Stewart isn’t just a comedian, entertainer, or newsman—he’s a lifeline
Pop star shares emotional message from the former concentration camp
Tells Europe 1 interviewer 'anti-Semitism is at an all-time high'
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