Why the anti-Semitism present in other recent protests almost kept me from this important one
Boycott and Divestment organizers protest an Israeli freighter’s arrival in Oakland, but the course they’ve set leads into an abyss
Israel may face a wrenching choice between its democracy and Jewishness. And that’s normal.
Or how a Jewish American country music genius wound up farming chickens in France
The black protagonists of ABC’s new show are proud, successful professionals. Why is it so hard for Jewish characters to follow suit?
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
In his memoir ‘Measure of a Man,’ Martin Greenfield recalls how he survived Auschwitz to become an iconic tailor to the stars
Plus legitimate and bastard offspring, slaves, and distinctions between Jews, non-Jews, and half-Jews
When I found pornography in my Talmudic mentor’s desk, I felt betrayed. What did it say about him—or about all of us?
James Foley, kidnapped in Syria in 2012, was killed by jihadist terror group
Israel retaliates with airstrikes on nine military targets in Syria
Donates money and winter clothes to aid Syrian children displaced by civil war
U.S. officials say group is smuggling weapons into Lebanon piece by piece
A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up
Plus with Kerry arriving to the region, peace talks are on the ropes
Thanks to outside forces waging a proxy battle in Syria, 2013 has become a year of attrition rather than endgames
French, British, American officials point to Assad
As Obama makes his case for military action, things take a twist
Israel, America, and talk of a potential attack on Assad’s regime
The dish was a staple for Sephardic Jews during the Spanish Inquisition
Kira Kazantsev, child of Russian immigrants, cites community's support
Israel Story, Episode 4: When a hobby becomes a calling—from a freelance hitman in Eilat to a Knesset groupie in Herzliya
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