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?
Plus cantors and rabbis take the Food Stamp Challenge
Report: 6% of it goes to prisoners and families of suicide bombers
Plus Jewish baseball great Kevin Youkilis to play for Israel
Where the Jackals Howl, Amos Oz’s newly reissued 1965 story collection, questions the virtues of toughness
Dani Dayan makes noise we’ll be hearing about all day
As a 16-year-old Israeli, I loved The Wall. At Yankee Stadium last week, I saw its moral failure.
Plus Syria transition plan shockingly fails, and more in the news
The intellectual pariah, author of two new books, on Noam Chomsky, BDS, the Holocaust, and Whitney Houston
Supports court decision but pledges hundreds of new homes elsewhere
Plus Bibi delays vote on West Bank outposts, and more in the news
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