Marissa Brostoff, a doctoral student in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, is a former staff writer at Tablet and the Forward.
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Where the ‘Wild Things’ Come From

Brooklyn Jews, says ‘Paste’

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Retribution, Reconsidered

A new play considers the psychology of Holocaust survivors fixed on vengeance

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Las Vegas Jewish Paper to Fold

Federation decides to spend money elsewhere

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West Bank School Closed for Swine Flu

Meantime, 3,175 cases diagnosed in Israel

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Religious Jewish, Muslim Boxers to Square Off

For junior-welterweight title

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Hillel Doesn’t Work at Small Colleges

Says small-college student

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British Marxist Talks Religion at Harvard Club

Terry Eagleton interviewed by JTS’s Arnie Eisen

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Did NYC Candidate Publish Anti-Gay Ad to Attract Satmars?

Ad ran in Yiddish paper, candidate denies placing it

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Egypt Restores Synagogues, Secretly

Word leaks thanks to changed political calculus

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New Solondz Film Tackles Pedophilia, Bar Mitzvahs

Reviews in from Venice Film Festival premiere

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Ramallah, Illinois

Is a film about Palestinians inherently political?

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Assimilated Jews = Missing Persons

In new commercial for Israel study program

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Oasis Breakup Brings Hitler to His Knees

In YouTube version of history

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Why Jews Are Liberal

To give Podheretz a book topic, and, according to Medved, because we reject Christianity

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The Decline of the Deli

New book chronicles demise, celebrates sandwiches

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Text Messages

As fights over textbooks simmer, Jewish groups enter the fray

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Catholic Sins, Jewish Redemption

‘Atlantic’ writer says Kennedy, other pols benefit from a Jewish view of atonement

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After 20 Years, a New ‘Shalom Sesame’

Jewish-themed ‘Sesame Street’ is back, now with Gyllenhaal and Messing

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Birthright Alumni to Be Israel Advocates

In new ‘Diplomatic Fellowship’ program

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Is Jerusalem Online University a Scam?

Blogger charges it’s tricking secular students into Orthodoxy

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Matisyahu Releases New Album, ‘Light’

Mixes electronica, guitar rock into the reggae, to not-so-great reviews

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First Cut

As the CDC considers recommending circumcision, a look at the history and purpose of the procedure

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Israel’s Migrant-Labor Problems

Won’t go away, because Israelis won’t hire Arabs

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Sundown: Israel vs. Sweden

Organ harvesting, Lady Gaga, and an Orthodox woman cop

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Critics Fascinated, Repulsed, and a Little Bored

By ‘Inglourious Basterds’

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Sundown: Our Mouthpiece, Ben Stein

Good hair, English roots, and an Egyptian synagogue

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Physician’s Assistance

What would Maimonides say about health-care reform?

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Rabbis Gang Up on HuffPost!

Three essays by four Jewish religious leaders

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‘It’s a Hasidic World’?

‘Haaretz’ writer visits schmaltzy Disney ride, is flummoxed

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