‘Autocracies are less likely than democracies to sign international agreements and when they do, they are more likely to cheat. But we never seem to learn our lesson.’
Rokhl’s Golden City: The ethnographic impulse in Joshua Z. Weinstein’s ‘must-see’ film, Menashe
After the war, a small group of survivors repatriated to German universities, to study alongside those who served in Hitler’s army
Hiking the Inca Trail, I learned that the ancient Jewish art of complaining can save the day, if you do it right
When I decided to physically transition from female to male, I didn’t consciously consider how my relationship to Judaism might change as a result
The founder of Paper magazine takes a junket to the Holyland, where designers are trying to reconcile the competing demands of play and pray
This Friday in California, two Imams callED on Allah to smite the Jews. This hate must end.
Will play the lead in ‘Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812.’
What Roxane Gay’s attack on Benioff and Weiss says about America today
Transgender people have served in the IDF since 2013, and the army covers the costs of reassignment surgery
The Schoolhouse offers classes to asylum seekers in Israel
Daf Yomi: Do Talmudic rabbis seek justification for givens by retrofitting biblical text to their needs? The case of the Sanhedrin courts.
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo’s death is the latest occasion for social media-propagated callousness and ignorant moral arrogance
The former George W. Bush administration adviser and diplomat talks Iran, North Korea, and other NatSec issues
A recent joint exhibit at the Vatican Museum and the Jewish Museum of Rome traced the surprising and enduring significance of the seven-branched golden object that entered ‘the temporal web of the history of humankind’
How the Vatican warmed to Jews over the last century