Steven Salaita’s case isn’t about free speech. It’s about common sense, and the rightful consequences of bigotry and violence.
Why ‘Islamophobia’ in Europe cannot be equated with anti-Semitism, either in nature or degree
With Central American children at our borders, the United States, and the West, cannot just criticize Israel
From Black Rock City to the Negev Desert, the sandy camping trip comes to the Middle East
Karl Stern, Canadian psychiatrist and writer, was in his day a famous Catholic convert. Why has he been forgotten?
In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.
‘Let the Celebrations Begin,’ an acclaimed and controversial Australian children’s book, raises questions about Holocaust education
Jewish grandma Isadora Alman pioneered the American sex-advice column, then found her work obsolete.
Talmudic rabbis debate professional eulogizers, trying to strike a balance between the holy and the mundane
The revelation behind a houseful of aging belongings
The frenetic, hormonally charged days before a bat mitzvah
There’s only one Biblical birthday bash
Daniel Smith explores the history of the phenomenon—from the Bible to his father
A nighttime epiphany leads to a major change
What happens when an agnostic follows all the rules in the Bible? A.J. Jacobs finds out.
A consummate salesman sings the praises of this unusual fruit
How one woman lived to regret her nose job
Vanessa Ochs studies “bark mitzvahs” and other modern inventions
Robert Alter’s version of Psalms strives to recapture their Hebrew beauty.
It took only 25 years for one woman’s conversion to take effect
Janice Erlbaum gets more than a manicure at the nail salon
The longing that made a writer turn to God
The many meanings of seltzer, from thirst quencher to missile decoy
Shedding tears is no way to write a novel
There were more than 40 events this year celebrating Jewish culture
Two-night television series premieres Labor Day on the History channel
Hillel the Elder’s 2,000-year-old rabbinic quote is basically the new YOLO
How Maimonides explains the Hello Kitty controversy
Israeli police rule out criminality in death of 23-year-old last seen hiking
San Diego Chargers commentator will sit next game out after ‘cheap’ joke
Leading Reform rabbi cites newspaper’s one-sided coverage of Gaza war
If Jews make Israeli policy, do Wasps run England?
Update: 81-year-old comedian in medically-induced coma, ‘resting comfortably’
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury
After making a splash back home, the creators of the Hebrew-language program are launching an English version on Vox Tablet