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
Overheard at last night’s ultra-Orthodox rally against the Internet
A sold-out event at New York’s Citi Field aims to unite the ultra-Orthodox world against online ‘evils’
The jury in the Rutgers case got it wrong: It may be the Internet, not a stupid 20-year-old, that is ultimately responsible for the tragedy
From an iPhone shofar to smart Siddurs, the software company founded by twins Barry and Ronnie Schwartz dominates the Jewish app market
The one custom for celebrating Shavuot is to stay up all night and study Jewish texts. But will we continue celebrating the printed word as more and more of what we read is electronic?
An argument for keeping summertime unplugged
Local techies see the device as akin to food, shelter
Credit the IDF, say authors of ‘Start-Up Nation’
West Bank gets second cell carrier, providing musical choices
Zionism litmus test, the Bible in school, and the power of art
Kira Kazantsev, child of Russian immigrants, cites community's support
Ultra-Orthodox Jews across Israel attend the funeral of Zidan Sayif
The dish was a staple for Sephardic Jews during the Spanish Inquisition
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