Israel may face a wrenching choice between its democracy and Jewishness. And that’s normal.
Unlike Arafat, the Palestinian leader can’t have his peace and eat it, too
Gazans suffer, while their leaders continue to pile up the loot
‘Ha’Yehudim Ba’im’ takes on Jewish history, one sacred cow at a time
‘We were told that everybody has to watch.’ Harrowing fiction from Polish great Marek Hlasko, in a first English translation.
‘Letters to Afar’ is the latest of an emergent and haunting new form, Jewish material-memory film
Video: Make a traditional American holiday feast, with a recipe for stuffing that brings Jewish flavors to the table
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ questions of obligation in matters of levirate marriage, and how values change with time
Israeli culinary expert Janna Gur gathers traditional recipes from across the Diaspora in her new cookbook, ‘Jewish Soul Food’
With Boardwalk Empire over, some other bad guys to watch on-screen
How the Prohibition-era HBO show portrays its Jewish gangsters
How the Jewish gangster helped establish Las Vegas as a gambling mecca
The role of Jewish bootleggers and the struggle for cultural acceptance
Books on Jewish bootleggers, the Aleppo Codex, and the Vilna Gaon honored
The reason I don’t like the HBO drama? I want it to be a show about Jewish gangsters.
Jews and Booze, a fascinating new history of Prohibition-era bootleggers, barmen, rabbis, and cops, picks up where HBO’s Boardwalk Empire leaves off
‘And make an extra sale,’ 1950s brochure advises
Ultra-Orthodox Jews across Israel attend the funeral of Zidan Sayif
Designer launches $12 million preservation project of 500-year-old ghetto
The Daily Show host plugs his new film Rosewater on The Colbert Report
Beat out longtime first-place winner the United States in annual index
Jonathan Eig examines the renegade Jewish biologist and his three co-crusaders who made having sex without having a baby possible
New York Festival of Song’s Steven Blier’s latest program showcases Freud’s influence on the Golden Age of German lieder
Jesse Olsen Bay uses his grandmother’s unpublished prose on ‘Makings,’ by turns a whimsical and melancholy album