Japan’s Imperial Prince Takahito Mikasa—scholar, patron, pacifist, Hebrew-speaker—turns 100 today
Literal interpretations of misogynistic and gossipy fidelity laws leads to a surprising logical conclusion
After losing many friends in the early years of the AIDS epidemic, I thought the deaths were over. Then this year I lost Kolya, an activist who’d become the face of HIV in Russia.
Police are investigating the Monday afternoon attack as a hate crime
For 40 years, people on the left have defended the Kurds, who are a force against barbarism, in a region filled with barbarism. The left must continue to defend them.
Hungarian writer György Spiró’s newly translated novel ‘Captivity’ powerfully sets the perils of modern Jewry in Early Christian Rome
Scholars and bureaucrats scoff at the idea that Yemenite Jewish babies were once kidnapped for adoption. But the theory won’t die.
Consider these recent health studies as you ready the cooking oils to prepare your favorite Hanukkah treats
We celebrate Hanukkah as the symbol of the fighting against assimilation. One author argues we’ve lost our way.
The beloved comedian will perform monthly beginning January 2016
A former Cambridge professor and horse domestication expert snubbed a young Israeli girl emailing about school project
Make a batch of keftes—sweet-and-sour Syrian meatballs with cherries and tamarind
In our first-ever Israel Story-Radiolab collaboration, a tale of four countries, three babies, and two dads
The Brussels Jewish Museum shooter was connected to the mastermind of the Paris attacks. Meir Kahane’s assassin was funded by Bin Laden. Let’s start connecting the dots.
Why the Jewish state has more say than the Diaspora over what the country stands for and where it is going
Romain Gary’s many life stories—including that of his pseudonymous, prizewinning French ‘cousin’ Émile Ajar—still hold sway, 35 years to the day after his death
Or are they too wedded to redemptive narratives? A timely reprint of Edward Lewis Wallant’s classic 1961 novel ‘The Pawnbroker’ raises the question.
The legendary songwriter, novelist, and Texas phenom is touring on his first new album in three decades, but Kinky Friedman will still sign anything except bad legislation