If neurosis turns people into terrorists, how to account for kindness?
Muslim > gay, black > female, and everybody > the Jews
What’s gained and lost in ‘cultural identity’ and religion when families decide to adopt across race lines
Ari Folman’s sci-fi half-animated ‘The Congress,’ David Cronenberg’s horror comedy ‘Maps to the Stars,’ and the end of movies
Happy 156th Birthday!—the perfect time to look back on the Tevye Stories’ author’s first trip to the Big Apple
‘Gett,’ a stellar new Israeli movie, sheds light on the plight of women crushed by a byzantine legal authority
Amid political upheaval, an embattled girl fled entirely alone—the lessons of Purim’s heroine propelling her to freedom
Rightly or wrongly, Talmudic thinkers presumed that gentiles would persecute the Jews in their midst
I’ve spent years trying to find a costume, from Kurt Cobain to my own cat, that reflects a hidden side of my personality
Plus Sarkozy takes $200,000 speaking fee and offends the crowd
The West Wing actor is the perfect candidate for the job of White House liaison to the Jewish community
Jack Lew, Obama’s pick for Treasury secretary, is the highest-ranking Orthodox Jew in U.S. government history
If the past few weeks are any guide, it looks like the open feud between Jerusalem and Washington is over
Plus a report that Israel wanted to bomb Syria chemical stockpiles
The White House’s response to the anti-Islam video is proof of the enduring influence of Edward Said’s ideas
At the GOP convention, Josh Bolten reminisces about introducing President Bush to shmurah matzo
The President turned to Nextbook Press’ author for his speech
Plus General Grant returns to the White House, and more in the news
The world powers will try to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear program in talks set for this weekend. A look at what to expect from the Istanbul confab.
Costumes, revelry, and satire weren’t always synonymous with the holiday
Acclaimed Israeli writer and poet brought Jewish music to the masses
Pioneering Jewish comic artist credited with inventing the graphic novel
Tom Schweich was reportedly the target of anti-Semitic ‘whisper campaign’
Study finds frequency of anti-Semitic incidents at seven-year high
Dressing in costume for the holiday shouldn’t involve cultural appropriation
Fans of the Oscar-winning film should start in the central Polish city of Lodz
Star Trek, and especially Mr. Spock, loomed large in our mythology
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
The holiday’s ‘mishloach manot’ boxes used to involve juice and a bag of chips. Now competitive moms have raised the stakes.
Tells Europe 1 interviewer 'anti-Semitism is at an all-time high'
Matthew Fishbane accompanied a group of would-be Jews as they made aliyah from rural India, led by an unlikely activist
Israel Story, Episode 6: No valentines, just a fatwa, a shidduch, some tears, and some laughter