Tired of ominous news updates and social media outrage? Here are classic Jewish texts to help revive the spirit and soothe the soul
A new book reminds us why Menachem Schneerson’s genius for community is more vital today than ever
It’s not about refugees, or security, or travel bans. It’s about what America is—and what it ought to be.
The identity of America—unity—is under attack by Trump’s administration, whose key goal is to divide. So stand up, shout out, and love thy neighbor.
Sure, it’s about Portuguese Jesuits in Japan, but the movie’s theological message is one we should all embrace
When our heroes are all simpering children, is it any wonder our president is, too?
If attacking Europe’s Jews over the purported acts of Middle Eastern Jews isn’t the definition of historical anti-Semitism, what is?
Is there anything behind repeated criminal allegations against the prime minister? Depends on your definition of ‘anything.’
‘The New Yorker’ offers a master class in how not to respond to cheap alt-right provocations
Why the soldier’s conviction is a moral outrage
A Colonialist state founded on the theft of Maori land blames Israel for its own crimes
Why did a prominent Israeli parliamentarian smuggle cell phones to a convicted murderer?
‘The Last Guardian,’ a new video game, is a masterly meditation on learning to care for, and communicate with, others
The Senate’s ranking Democrat sees himself as a guardian of the Jews. So why does he insist on palling around with their detractors on the left and the right alike?
Israeli leftists are no strangers to sudden electoral defeats. Is there anything American liberals can learn from them?
Shalom, South Dakota!
Trump’s victory may embolden some jerks—and a few real bigots—but now more than ever reasonable people need to stay reasonable
American Jewish groups need to broaden their Israeli coalition and work with sympathizers in the government, rather than engage in satisfying but counterproductive hard-sell tactics
Historical analogies are always flawed, but some moral principles shine eternal
In the midwest and the Middle East alike, cultures that favor outrage over outcome never get very far
The poet’s greatest talent was his gift for healing
On my 40th birthday, contemplating life—and the value of compassion—in Trump’s America
Bitter division after news reports call the greatest story of the Yom Kippur War into question
At 82, the prophet releases another profound and beautiful chapter in his manual for living with defeat
Not even Ewan McGregor can turn the author’s narcissism into a relatable work of art in his adaptation of ‘American Pastoral’
A new machine endangers a time-honored street food tradition
Unless we change the award’s silly criteria, there’s a good case to be made for the Israeli prime minister’s significant contribution to regional stability
Freedom of worship, not appeasement, is the only just foundation for future peace
Let Leonard Cohen, T.S. Eliot, and more, inspire some contemplation
His Israeli restaurant targeted by bigots, one German chef gets creative