The Jewish state seeks to bring the Bedouin in from the desert
Who else can step up and rescue the faith from the fanatics who’ve hijacked it?
Explaining Sayyid Qutb, Bin Laden, Djamel Beghal, Chérif Kouachi, Amedy Coulibaly, Hayat Boumeddienne, and those yet to come
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.?
Philip Roth’s legacy of writerly narcissism left a generation of young novelists with the wrong idea of what makes great literature
Erica Jong’s classic novel about passion, sex, and the true self has something to teach contemporary writers who have lost their humanity
Who will make The New Yorker’s under-40 cut?
Your Sunday reading, Monday
The latest Woody Allens, a very taurine haftorah, and more
Sam Lipsyte’s novel The Ask and Noah Baumbach’s movie Greenberg breathe new life into the figure of the shlemiel
Shakespeare’s prickly classic gets a timely update in new production
Willkommen out of the closet!
Albany assigns interim replacement, will hold an election in February
Hollande: ‘France is your country. Your place is here. This is your home.’
Beyond the selfie drama, this year’s pageant was a deliciously absurd spectacle
The British-born writer and editor founded Haaretz’s English edition
What really happened at the Don Isaac Abravanel synagogue in July
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, thinking of—and helping—survivors in need
Burning questions for the Patriots quarterback after NYT Magazine profile
Bartenura Moscato's unlikely journey from Shabbat table to music video
Shuka Truck offers several takes on the Middle Eastern egg-and-tomato dish
Rivky Stein testifies against her husband, who won't grant her a Jewish divorce
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.