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
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Turkish conqueror Atatürk
(And her brother Albert won the Nobel Prize in Physics)
‘Ha’Yehudim Ba’im’ takes on Jewish history, one sacred cow at a time
Israel Story, Episode 4: When a hobby becomes a calling—from a moonlighting hitman in Eilat to a Knesset groupie in Herzliya
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
More palmettos than Jews!
Occupy Wall Street protesters insist their movement echoes this year’s Arab revolutions. A better analogue is the Tel Aviv tent-city protests.
Robert Pinsky’s career-spanning Selected Poems highlights his movement from meditative formalist to Whitmanesque bard
Plus Rosenblatt’s jeremiad, Peres’s nonsense, and more
The secular new year forces us to look forward, and tradition requires we make resolutions.
Jon Stewart’s ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’ was a wasted opportunity for liberals
Viva Shelley Berkley, and more
While Colbert and Stewart face off in D.C., parents, too, hover between sanity and fear
Plus, they are women, hear them chant, and more
Former Congressman Robert Wexler wants to make Mideast peace, but he doesn’t want to be ambassador to Israel
Kira Kazantsev, child of Russian immigrants, cites community’s support
Looking to Maimonides for guidelines on philanthropic giving
The Daily Show host plugs his new film Rosewater on The Colbert Report
Bernard Cazeneuve tells Jewish community they have a friend in him
Beat out longtime first-place winner the United States in annual index
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
Designer launches $12 million preservation project of 500-year-old ghetto
Police now turn on lights, pick up meds for N.J. town’s Orthodox residents
Reportedly called ‘dirty bloody Jew’ during daytime subway platform attack
Ultra-Orthodox Jews across Israel attend the funeral of Zidan Sayif
Reportedly called 'dirty bloody Jew' during daytime subway platform attack
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