A tiny island off Cancún in the Mexican Yucatán is the modern Jewish world in microcosm
The new culture of progressive right-think may be even worse for Jews—and liberalism—than Obama’s Iran deal
The 100th anniversary is the time for Israel to rethink the moral concession it has made by abetting Turkish denial
Betty Misheiker, who died recently at 96, created hazy, imaginative masterpieces in South Africa and Israel
When a young Yiddish poet killed a Ukrainian leader who allowed pogroms, he helped forge a lasting link between Jews and Armenians
Happy 200th birthday, you ‘hair-oil using, false-jewel wearing, tailorish non-gentlefolk.’ You’re one of us.
During my first shift sitting shmira with a body awaiting burial, I felt sad, guilty, anxious—and grateful
How do we teach kids that gender equality is fabulous?
Video: Fry up these savory snacks at home, and make your own spicy harissa for dipping
The literary journal Di Goldene Keyt nurtured Yiddish writers in Israel and the Diaspora—and made an author in Baltimore dream
In his last book, the late intellectual Tony Judt is sharp as ever—offering biting comments about American Jews, Israel, and his ex-wives
The battered Israeli left can advance its agenda only if it learns to stop fearing religion and embrace the notion of the Chosen People
Newt Gingrich says the Palestinians are an “invented people.” They are, like many others in the Middle East. It’s a useful myth the U.S. must support.
Two recent books consider whether Jewishness is a religion, a culture, a race, or some combination of the three. The answer may be none of the above.
Ariel Sharon planned Israel’s settlements as bulwarks for defending the state and preserving Jerusalem, as his youngest son recalls in a new biography
To understand widespread Israeli alienation from the beauty of Jewish tradition, look to Ben-Gurion’s political bargain with the Orthodox
Shimon Peres, Israel’s president, has written a new Nextbook Press biography of David Ben-Gurion, its first prime minster and his mentor
In opposing the mass release of terrorists in exchange for Gilad Shalit’s freedom, I felt as if I was betraying my own son
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews
Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice
In a new biography, Annie Cohen-Solal looks at the immigrant child who changed modern art