What is Russia up to in the Middle East?
For years, scholars dismissed the Arabic on text fragments from Cairo’s genizah as unimportant scribbling. Then along came Marina Rustow, bona fide ‘genius.’
On the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Warsaw ghetto, the author of the new Holocaust history ‘Black Earth’ reads the writing on the wall
The the lyrics to the Israeli hit ‘Mi Shema’amin,’ or ‘He who believes,’ have been reworked in a hot new track from the militants, called ‘Uproot the Zionists’
With an effort at personal bridge-building, one Jew created an outpost of hope that defies polarization among governments
New translations of works by the Polish-born modernist Yiddish poet Yitskhok Berliner, whose life in Mexico made him a special kind of mestizo
You might not know their names, but their influence is felt in every denomination, in every corner of the country
After a heated session in Tehran, lawmakers pushed the bill forward in a victory for President Hassan Rouhani
House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger and Israeli MK Hilik Bar are leading the charge
Israel hails an unlikely act of heroism on Monday night
There is no elusive historical certainty; there’s only politics
Because a corpse is always a source of ritual impurity, and because on a geological timescale corpses are everywhere under our feet, aren’t all religious Jews impure?
We all hate synagogue membership fees. Is there another way? Some say yes.
How—and why—consummate outsiders like Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn are taking center stage this political season
It’s time for Israel to disengage from the disastrous and murderous Palestinian Authority, no matter how high the cost
The photographer talks about ‘Southern Rites,’ her HBO documentary and companion book project about racial tensions in small-town Georgia
Amy Schumer’s $8 million book deal, plus writer Sloane Crosley on her new novel and New York Times poetry critic David Orr on Jewish poets