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
The cosmic cowboy may ride the campaign trail again
The NYT gives two stars to a Lone Star restaurant
With an American flag in her hand, my immigrant grandmother stood up to a gang of Texas roughnecks
The born-again ABC show offers Kristin Chenoweth, camp, and TV that doesn’t require Talmudic analysis
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Basketball semifinal will be played Friday afternoon following judge’s order
A new initiative encourages Orthodox families to move to Houston, where Jewish life is affordable—but will New Yorkers be enticed by kosher chili?
Should ‘probably’ insert foot in mouth
Front-running Texas gov. is not playing to the Jewish crowd
Write *this* on the doorposts of your house!
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