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 Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village gets ready to host a debate on Israel, Iran, and nuclear accords.
The White House and its allies shouldn’t need to smear American Jews–and a sitting senator–as dual loyalists to make their case
Obama met with Jewish leaders this week in a private meeting in D.C., followed by a curious speech the next day
Haisam Hassanein grew up surrounded by anti-Israeli stereotypes but found a very different reality when he experienced the country for himself
Two can play the boycott game
When and how did authentic information about the Holocaust first become known?
A worksheet’s reference to ‘evil goyim,’ stirs controversy in London, but context does matter.
Hydrox is coming back.
Games canceled as Israel considers whether teams can play on Shabbat.
Probably not. But let the analysis begin.
Embattled lawmaker had previously been accused of pimping and abusing drugs
The GOP candidate lines up to bash Obama and his Iran deal at the tony and influential congregation at the beach
Israel’s former internal security service chief decries the threat of religious Zionism left unchecked in Judea and Samaria
The Toronto-based champ is 4’10”, weighing in at 82 lbs., and 13 years old
In the fight over sanctions and the nuclear deal, how did the supposedly all-powerful pro-Israel lobby lose to the slick operatives of the National Iranian American Council?
Like many Jews, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author comes from a family that was persecuted and that migrated. She continues to help people fleeing violence and hopelessness.
Bafflement: a reasonable response to a barbarian upsurge
A dashing trio and the eternities of literature
What my preschooler’s taste in Mizrahi pop says about where the country is at
How an 18-year-old Palestinian prodigy came to train his lens on last summer’s Israel-Hamas hostilities, which ended one year ago today
In a compelling new memoir, ‘Reading Claudius,’ Caroline Heller goes in search of her formidable uncle Erich, whose WWII legacy still haunts his descendants
A new animated movie charmingly wrestles with one of Jewish theology’s thorniest questions
Looking for a good book to sink into at the beach in these waning dog days? Friends share what they’ve loved lately.
The electronics retailer’s miraculous turnaround offers an important lesson to shuls combating dwindling attendance
On a special High Holiday episode of Unorthodox, three stories of how apologizing before Yom Kippur can go right … or wrong
The best children’s books about the labor movement—and the part Jews have played in it
How a trip to a smoothie stand with the kids turned into a frank—albeit brief—discussion about ‘sexy dancing’
An ancient vow—no wine, no hair-cutting, no contact with the dead—and its demands and sins are the subject of the new tractate in our ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study
What does a rabbi do in late August when he no longer needs to prep for High Holidays?