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
How did Yoni Netanyahu really die? How many Israeli Prime Ministers, present and future, were involved in the raid? How many hostages made it—and how many didn’t? The answers may surprise you.
This afternoon, Longform.org published a piece from our most recent print magazine, by David Samuels
Anti-BDS laws forced security contractor G4S to publicly repudiate the Israel boycott movement and commit to working with the Jewish state for years to come
The assailant’s family praised him as a hero
Selections from our coverage of the Great White North
The daring Israeli rescue mission is a story tailor-made for Hollywood, yet one it has so far failed to do justice to.
Independence Day is doubly special for the legendary refusenik Natan Sharansky and his family. He sits down for a wide-ranging interview about his wife Avital, love among Jewish people, and the promise of freedom.
From West Midlands to Modi’in to Maryland, treating voters with disdain is a recipe for disaster
In this week’s Torah portion, sage words of advice for the Trump-stricken GOP and sit-in Democrats alike
This week on Unorthodox, sports writer Matthew Futterman and Latin enthusiast Ann Patty
Do Jews enjoy ‘white privilege,’ paradoxically making them targets for hatred? Talib Kweli, Black Lives Matter, and a strange argument over contemporary victimhood.
Following an Israeli news report that 88 percent of Israel’s female lawmakers experienced harassment, MKs who told their stories hope they sent an empowering message to women
‘Europe’s gift to Islam’ was born in Austria-Hungary 116 years ago this week. His ideas on the intersection of politics and religion are more relevant than ever.
This week on Unorthodox, humorist Mo Rocca discusses his love of Barbra Streisand, and Rebecca Schiff reads from her debut short-story collection
The 60th anniversary of Jan Peerce’s landmark Cold War Moscow show, where a final encore pointed the way to deliverance
The rollercoaster history of the wiener in a bun, in new books on the Coney Island institution, Nathan’s Famous
2,000-year-old writer, director, and producer is still blazing saddles at age 90
The Holocaust survivor’s underappreciated journalistic work for ‘The Forverts,’ unearthed—including a dispatch from The Happiest Place on Earth
How to make a chilled Hungarian soup that’s perfect for summer
As the ‘Daf Yomi’ cycle returns to a familiar anecdote about a camel causing a fire, it reveals the Talmud’s complex web of interlaced elements as more than a compendium of laws
The great progressive fighter became the first Jewish Supreme Court justice 100 years ago this month
In the wake of Orlando, some tips for standing up for the LGBT community
Finding religion at sleepaway camp
The Talmud is what happens when the laws of the Written Torah are not sufficiently broad or abstract to serve as the basis for a functioning legal system