In rabbinic Judaism, learning replaces noble birth as a source of power and status—including the power to avoid state responsibility
George Deek is an Arab in a Jewish state and Christian in a predominantly Muslim Arab world—and he recognizes that his multilayered identity is an asset
A tale of two Edgars, and the predestination of names
A CNN transcription error inspires new hope—and a speech
A new look at the origins of Islam describes a tolerant world that may not have existed
While Hamas fires rockets, and ISIS beheads unbelievers, the Kurds build the second non-Arab state in the Middle East
Converting to Judaism didn’t only change how I felt spiritually. It changed how I felt about my body.
Thirty years into a life sentence for spying for Israel, the former U.S. intelligence analyst has been granted parole
In Netanya, two baby girls were born twenty minutes apart to two pairs identical twin parents who themselves were born twenty minutes apart. Yep.
The post is the first of its kind in Germany and begins in 2017
The mosaic of Jewish identity is a beautiful thing, but we must recognize and respect our differences before we can come together
Stop setting things on fire and traumatizing campers. There are better and more meaningful ways to mark the holiday.
Along with other questions of mind and body, this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ is also a field guide to Talmudic-era cuisine
Will the deal hold the Islamic Republic in check? The former under secretary of state explains and defends the most complex and important treaty this century.
She can save the Iran deal or she can sink it. Her choice may determine the fate of two administrations—Obama’s, and her own.
A tale of love and vanity by the great 20th-century Brazilian writer, from the forthcoming ‘Complete Stories’
Brenda’s brother is in love with another man. What will his minyan think?