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
Michael Karkoc deemed ‘not fit for trial’
Faigy Mayer’s struggle in her own words
From the confines of Skverer Hasidism to Columbia University and fashion eyewear shops, the singer and Internet sensation isn’t slowing down soon
George Deek is an Arab in a Jewish state and Christian in a predominantly Muslim Arab world—and he recognizes that his multilayered identity is an asset
Over the years of negotiation, concession after concession from the West
She can save the Iran deal or she can sink it. Her choice may determine the fate of two administrations—Obama’s, and her own.
Despite rumblings of political intentions, the Sacramento Kings forward says his trip is about fun, family, and hummus
‘The person that committed this sinful act is a criminal in every way, and his intention to kill Jews is something which is terrifying’
Netanyahu condemns ‘act of terrorism’ that also badly burned both parents and their 4-year-old boy
Suspect is a Haredi man who was recently released from prison for committing a similar crime 10 years ago
Internet, Internet, make me a match, find me a find, catch me a catch
Will the deal hold the Islamic Republic in check? The former under secretary of state explains and defends the most complex and important treaty this century.
The argument over the nuclear deal pits Israel’s paranoid essentialism against Obama’s reformist belief in the possibility of change
Tehran University political scientist Sadegh Zibakalam dares to publicly oppose his regime’s foreign policy
Unlike a lot of classic teen comedies, the original ‘Wet Hot’ and its new Netflix revival series do not wash out the Jews. Is this a good sign or bad?
The internationally acclaimed filmmaker’s new ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ takes Jewish insularity to terrific extremes
The painter’s early 1950s work is the subject of an exceptional, worth-the-detour new show in Maine
A tale of two Edgars, and the predestination of names
A tale of love and vanity by the great 20th-century Brazilian writer, from the forthcoming ‘Complete Stories’
Brenda’s brother is in love with another man. What will his minyan think?
A night at the Imperial Craft, Tel Aviv’s coolest bar
If I wanted my daughter to learn to love the Sabbath, I had to bend my own rules just a little
In the heat of summer, nothing is as refreshing as a cold pickle. Just ask my kids.
In rabbinic Judaism, learning replaces noble birth as a source of power and status—including the power to avoid state responsibility
Stop setting things on fire and traumatizing campers. There are better and more meaningful ways to mark the holiday.
Along with other questions of mind and body, this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ is also a field guide to Talmudic-era cuisine