In a public high school near Atlanta, the Jewish Culture Club is thriving—and not just because the meetings include pizza
Bridging the gap between biblical terseness and the needs of a functioning Jewish legal system
The great critic’s sparkling new tour of American literature illuminates the sublime life of books
The actress talks about feminism, being an honorary Jew, and learning krav maga
Does it matter that he isn’t Jewish?
The show’s groundbreaking portrayal of abuse among the upscale punctures a damaging myth
For both Rowling and the rabbis, our relationship to wealth—not our accumulation of it—is what determines our moral merit
Being Jewish doesn’t immunize a person from being anti-Semitic. It just fuses their bigotry with betrayal.
Actor makes poor historical analogy, reality responds
A former Broadway publicist dedicates his life to helping ex-convicts find their way after prison
What would have happened if the Mensheviks had come to power in Russia, instead of the Bolsheviks, 100 years ago? America gives us a clue.
The new president’s approach to Iran, Syria, and Israel looks a lot like the old president’s—because the same people are implementing it
Does it matter if a country consciously lies about its past? An excerpt from the new book, ‘The End of Europe.’
At the end of 50 years of modern liberal revolution, fear of an unknown new order propels authoritarian nationalists with a disheartening message to women and other beneficiaries of social progress
Dispatch from Aung Mingalar, Myanmar, where more than 4,000 Rohingya live separated, just across the road, from the rest of the city
The Jewish Museum hosts Charlemagne Palestine’s cuddly, mystical, delightful installation art
A confusing and challenging show of Henryk Ross’s Lodz Ghetto images opens this weekend at the MFA Boston
Episode 83: Novelist Sana Krasikov and political strategist Patrick Ruffini
Investigation reveals the hardest working post-Soviet comic has clear ties to Russia and direct connection to a president. America, what a country.
Julia Alekseyeva’s moving tale of her great-grandmother, a Russian refugee, and the perils and promises of idealism
The story of Simhah Isaac Lutski helps explain how Karaite Jews retained their communal and doctrinal coherence amid other competing, more ‘European’ forms of Judaism
How I found myself—and my Jewish identity—in the woods of Tennessee
When I tried to hold my newborn daughter, my grandparents’ Holocaust stories stopped me cold
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, the rabbis debate whether Jews owe anything to gentiles, when it comes to property rights
There’s new research into what was once called ‘the shaking palsy’
An evening of Jewishly inflected, queer songs brings Weimar Germany back to life with humor and music
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ putting limits on property rights