A ghostly lesson from the Socialist past for Sanders and the Democratic party
This week on Unorthodox: BuzzFeed marijuana reporter Amanda Chicago Lewis and a Jews for Jesus pamphlet
Why a ‘political earthquake’ may be in store for Benjamin Netanyahu—and how his former Defense Minister could trigger it
Dispatch from Vienna, where a closely contested presidential election may be a bellwether for an increasingly xenophobic Europe
A group of influential Republican hawks—many of them Jewish—wrote a letter disavowing Donald Trump last year. Here’s how they feel about him now.
The plight of an oppressed people in Myanmar
A fireable offense? A robust democracy? The end?
Ideas from the father of modern stem cell biology, Irving Weissman, are starting to blossom into a future where we get old slower—and live longer
The Soviet refusenik recalls the politics that led to the founding of the Helsinki Group 40 years ago today
On Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, lessons for our world from theirs
Something is rotten in the United Kingdom
A 90-year-old Catholic is the author of numerous textbooks and dictionaries on the colloquial dialect of the Palestinians
The unfathomable harbinger of doomsday? Or just a political blip?
Baron von Rolland, a spy for Germany in both World Wars, wasn’t a Baron or a von Rolland. He was a Saloniki Jew named Isaac Ezratty.
And we should all be grateful for it
Attempts to universalize the specific suffering of Jews in the Shoah go hand in hand with efforts to de-legitimize the Jewish state
With Trump, Clinton, Sanders, or Cruz, the United States is likely to consolidate a risky retreat from the global stage
This week on Unorthodox, ‘The Bridge Ladies’ Author Betsy Lerner and CNN political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson
Barack Obama’s Syrian endgame and the new alliances that are shaping it
It’s ‘good Jew’ vs. ‘bad Jew’ in the hyper-politicized moral arena of American Jewry and Zionism
Jewish slaveowners celebrate Passover in 17th-century Suriname
How the FBI prevented Jewish American gangsters from altering the course of history in 1933
An Interview With Abdul Halim Khaddam, the former Vice President and Foreign Minister of Syria
As leader of the free world, the GOP candidate would be no better for his disaffected fans than Hamas has been for its so-called constituents—so, why do we fetishize the ‘white working-class voter’ and his opinions?
Rather than reveling in nuance and complexity, we should tell ourselves a simple story of national and religious pride
But the Obama Administration bets $100 billion that Iran is innocent
Dispatch from a meeting of Sephardi leaders with the Palestinian President
Are Donald Trump and Barack Obama two examples of the same American affliction?
Donald Trump is not Hitler. He’s more like the leader of the German-American Bund.
The anti-Israel movement is suffering one defeat after another. So, why are so many Jewish activists—and donors—still obsessed with it?