Jason Isaacs and Jackie Hoffman prove that reality has gotten too weird even for Hollywood

I’m not much of a shul-goer, but the High Priestess of Song got me thinking and feeling my way into Rosh Hashanah

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God and Spock in Space

For many, a new Star Trek series is an event of quasi-religious significance. For me, it’s a reminder of an actual religious awakening, brought on by one wise Vulcan.

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Forget the Jewish American Princess: Here come the Jewish American Farm Girls

My daughters may raise piglets, but they’re living a Jewish life

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Arthur Szyk, a Jewish Master Almost Lost to History, is Rediscovered

The New York Historical Society sheds new light on the work of one of the most notable—and neglected—American artists of the 20th Century

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Sacrificing My Childhood

My father taught me Talmud as a boy—whether I wanted to learn it or not

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What I Gained by Losing Weight

As the High Holidays kick in, one formerly obese writer reflects on going kosher, long runs, and mastering his sins

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Rosh Hashanah in Zion

After I left the Orthodox world—and my marriage—I found a new place to observe the Jewish New Year: on a different kind of path

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John Kerry Was Right About Terrorism in 2004, and Donald Trump And His Generals Are Wrong

‘Afghanistan is the swamp and Trump now owns it’

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Democratic and Republican Elites Are Using Trump to Whitewash 16 Years of Foreign-Policy Disasters

Successive two-term administrations made a mess of the Middle East. Who will clean up?

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‘Strange’ and ‘Strangers’

Two new studies of Islam portray recent outbursts of coordinated violence and oppression not as a reaction to Western liberalism but instead as fundamental to the religion itself

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Elisheva Bikhovsky, One of the Greatest Poets in the Modern Hebrew Language, Wasn’t Jewish

A casualty of a naïve belief in Israel’s potential to adopt a secular Hebrew culture beyond Judaism’s defining religious difference, the Russian-born writer was also revived as a feminist icon in the 1970s

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The Settler Nakba and the Rise of Post-Modern Post-Zionist Religious Ideology on the West Bank

To better understand the settler movement today, look to new thinkers like Rav Shagar, not the foundational minds of Ravs Kook, Amital, and Lichtenstein

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The Stunning, Delicious Depravity of Lawrence Durrell’s ‘Justine’

‘Bookworm,’ Tablet’s voracious new column: Alexandria swoons