Why have Jews in the U.K. never won a reported discrimination case against non-Jewish defendants?
The sudden death of Alberto Nisman, lead prosecutor of the AMIA bombing, deepens the culture of impunity
The insidious, and mistaken, media meme around the irresistible story of Israelis choosing to live in Germany
Jacob Neusner shows how an identity founded on oppression and persecution limits the potential of the Diaspora
Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ and Israel’s ‘Zero Motivation’ both capture the solitude that lies at the heart of military service
A new book about comedy writing is the latest in a ‘how to be funny’ genre
I must speak out against injustice—but if I speak up, will I be forced to leave the U.S.?
Returning our deceased to the soil honors the injunction for a proper burial—and keeps us mindful of the life cycle of which we’re a part
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ probes the connection between the magical thinking of the Bible and the rational concerns of the Talmud
Admired or reviled—but never ignored—how has Peter Beinart created a firestorm with well-worn ideas about Israel and American Jews?
According to WikiLeaks’ latest document dump, I’m a tool of the Mossad. Does the fact that I scooped Julian Assange have anything to do with it?
Plus the NYT on our turf, and more
The Canadian magazine Adbusters sparked the Occupy Wall Street movement. It also has a weakness for Israel-bashing conspiracy theories.
The misguided prophet Balaam—who knew that words have meanings and must be used judiciously—should be the patron saint of the Internet
Not only is standardized testing plaguing our schools, driving us to cheat, and making our children sick; it’s completely antithetical to Jewish values
It has been quite enough
The Platonic ideal of a ‘New York Times’ article
I turned in my book’s manuscript almost a month ago, but my editor doesn’t seem to have read it yet. It makes a writer wonder what he’s doing instead.
Joseph, the hero of this week’s parasha, could teach Wikileaks’ Julian Assange a thing or two about personal responsibility
Rivky Stein testifies against her husband, who won’t grant her a Jewish divorce
Bartenura Moscato’s unlikely journey from Shabbat table to music video
Peggy Charren, champion of smarter programming for kids, died at 86
Moscow activists face jail as Kremlin allows counter-protest in Chechnya
Boris Fishman, Molly Antopol among those up for $100,000 literary award
Argentine prosecutor’s findings implicated Tehran in 1994 JCC bombing
Designed to protect observant Jewish men from anti-Semitic incidents
Amedy Coulibaly reportedly asked security guards if there were Jews inside
New York State Assembly Speaker accused of $4 million corruption scheme
Shuka Truck offers several takes on the Middle Eastern egg-and-tomato dish
Her new series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, premieres on Netflix in March
In a new memoir, the controversial ‘New York Times’ columnist connects dots between dislocation and his mother’s depression
Israel Story, Episode 5: From red heifers and golden calves to the mooing mascot of radical vegans everywhere
The cartoonist’s grahic memoir made many Top Ten lists this year. Here’s what she had to say about it.