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
Ari Folman’s sci-fi half-animated ‘The Congress,’ David Cronenberg’s horror comedy ‘Maps to the Stars,’ and the end of movies
Happy 156th Birthday!—the perfect time to look back on the Tevye Stories’ author’s first trip to the Big Apple
‘Gett,’ a stellar new Israeli movie, sheds light on the plight of women crushed by a byzantine legal authority
Amid political upheaval, an embattled girl fled entirely alone—the lessons of Purim’s heroine propelling her to freedom
Rightly or wrongly, Talmudic thinkers presumed that gentiles would persecute the Jews in their midst
I’ve spent years trying to find a costume, from Kurt Cobain to my own cat, that reflects a hidden side of my personality
European cineastes clash with American ironists and shlock-meisters at the film-world’s biggest hoedown
Russian-born Julia Loktev’s haunting new The Loneliest Planet sends beautiful youth into the wilderness
The Possession, starring Matisyahu, fails to live up to the potential of Jewish horror films
Accused rapist, a Jew, decries ‘age-old witch hunt of a minority group’
Lindsay, Mel, and a Lesson in Yiddish
Plus Lebanon simmering, and more
Plus Woody speaks up for justice, and more in the news
Director issues first self-defense since arrest
A haftorah of enemies, real and imagined
Plus Polanski’s request, another Ponzi scheme, and more in the news
The holiday’s ‘mishloach manot’ boxes used to involve juice and a bag of chips. Now competitive moms have raised the stakes.
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
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