A bad decision raises questions about the group that claims to speak for us all
How Alejandro Jodorowsky muddled sci-fi by turning Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ into a New Age manifesto
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict used to be complex. By partnering with terrorists, Mahmoud Abbas just made it very simple.
How reconciliation with Hamas reveals the PA boss’s true intentions
From smashing Google Glasses to rejecting peace talks, failing to understand natural rights is leading to some very dark places
The problem with our politics isn’t the collapse of left or right; it’s our inability to think rigorously about the challenges we face
A look at Leonard Cohen’s top five concert appearances
Can you draw the führer? The answer, as one unlucky cadet learned, is no.
Ignore all of that grinding of genitalia; the brilliant film is really an elaborate and hilarious response to St. Paul
Looking for a new head to the ADL? Look no further.
As a new biography of the critic and Nazi collaborator Paul de Man shows, terrible theories have terrible consequences
Bill Maher delivers mortal offense by comparing comic to Jewish state
After reading my book out loud, I finally accepted the truth: I’m just not an oral tradition kind of guy
The new TV show, starring two young Jewish women, may be as culturally significant as Lenny Bruce or Joey Ramone
An exchange with NYU American Studies professor Lisa Duggan
Which is awesome
American Studies department event betrays university’s academic principles
Forget ‘Noah’ or ‘Son of God’; to engage religious viewers, Hollywood should make more films like ‘Groundhog Day’ or ‘2001’
Not all viewpoints are reconcilable–and that’s OK
The Jewish master is as Russian as a Big Mac
Fighting reanimated Hezbollah ghouls, the IDF’s heroes never lose their cool
Will Omri Marcus’ brand of demented comedy television be Israel’s next great export?
What subjects of a recent New York Times column get fundamentally wrong
Guess who’s back to save the popular app?
A new app called Secret lets users share gossip anonymously. It’s a very bad idea.
Disney fires famous fowl’s Arabic voice-over artist for extreme statements
The Friday Review of Books
For good advice on economic policy, stop whining and listen to what Maimonides has to say
The prime minister’s son’s love life is of no theological-historical significance