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.
Unlike Arafat, the Palestinian leader can’t have his peace and eat it, too
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
(And her brother Albert won the Nobel Prize in Physics)
‘Ha’Yehudim Ba’im’ takes on Jewish history, one sacred cow at a time
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?
Israel Story, Episode 4: When a hobby becomes a calling—from a freelance hitman in Eilat to a Knesset groupie in Herzliya
Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas
David Frum was once GOP royalty. But as his party has moved rightward, the former Bush speechwriter sounds more and more like a Democrat.
Plus Galliano convicted, tent protests tested, and more in the news
Barack Obama isn’t to blame for the Tea Party’s surge. Liberals are. And if they want him to win re-election in 2012, they better listen to Moses and learn how to take initiative.
With a looming deadline, deep-seated distrust, and competing claims to resources, Washington’s effort to reach a debt deal is a stateside version of the ongoing quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace
The Jewish state’s strongest supporters (and leader) don’t want it politicized
NYT profile of David Barton omits white supremacist past
Plus Oren stands up for Israel, and more in the news
A tale of two (unrelated) Schillers
The Zeitgeist movement is the first Internet-based apocalyptic cult, centered around a doomsday-proclaiming film and an ideology filled with classic anti-Semitic tropes
The discovered documents reveal behind the scenes accounts of the trial.
Allan Appel remembers Kornblum, who founded Coffee House Press and passed away Sunday.
A four year old New Zealander was struck while wearing a Yarmulke.
Clergy from the two religions hope to foster interfaith dialogue
A cabinet sponsored bill reinforces the Jewishness of the state
Billy Eichner is charting his own path in Jewish comedy
The dish was a staple for Sephardic Jews during the Spanish Inquisition
“Hatred and anti-Semitism have seized the state,” says opposition lawmaker
A holiday-themed vegetarian recipe even meat lovers will enjoy
Kira Kazantsev, child of Russian immigrants, cites community's support
Ultra-Orthodox Jews across Israel attend the funeral of Zidan Sayif
“Hatred and anti-Semitism have seized the state," says opposition lawmaker
Designer launches $12 million preservation project of 500-year-old ghetto
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