The murdered opposition leader represented the dilemmas of the Jewish politician in Putin’s Russia
Russian liberals see the late opposition leader as a martyr, but he was also a player in the post-Soviet power grab that is still unfolding
The difference between Big America and Small America, and between Obama and Netanyahu
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
The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.
Filmmaker Ori Gruder captures ultra-Orthodox observance of the holiday in his Israeli TV documentary, ‘A Freilichin Purim’
Amid political upheaval, an embattled girl fled entirely alone—the lessons of Purim’s heroine propelling her to freedom
The White House has put the squeeze on Iran with a serious sanctions regime in the past few months. But for Israel, it may be too little, too late.
The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
Israel and Iran are fighting a not-so-secret clandestine war. But Israel is likely to attack Iran’s nuclear program this spring, making it official.
But could it be laying the groundwork for a second Stuxnet?
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
Hersh makes the case in ‘The New Yorker’
While U.N. concludes Syrian site was atomic
‘VF’ piece suggests worm may not be the panacea many hoped
Plus, a passive aggresive Purim and more
Plus P.A. upheaval, Iran redux?, and more in the news
The Book of Esther doesn't mention God. Robert Alter's new translation shows that's just one way the biblical text is unique.
Netanyahu spoke effectively, if predictably. But what impact will he have?
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
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