Daniel Gordis examines the legacy of the Israeli statesman who fled the Holocaust, fought the Mandate, and made peace with Egypt
Purim reminds us it’s unusual for Jews to indulge in recreational boozing—one reason Polish nobles liked having them run taverns
In Lahore a Facebook group dedicated to atheists and agnostics serves a silent minority in the world’s other religious nation-state
Yet another difficult internal and ancient debate that modern Jews are unlikely to resolve
Dudu Tassa immerses himself in the Arabic music of his late grandfather and reinterprets it for modern audiences
Peter and Martine Halban run England’s most cosmopolitan and finely curated Jewish and Middle Eastern-themed literary press
In recent novels, sermons, and Bible-study guides, evangelicals and mainline Protestants alike find inspiration in the biblical tale
Why read the Talmud as a secular Jew? In part, for its expression of an independent Jewish creativity and spirituality.
We publish a comic holiday newsletter for our friends. Recently it started to feel like work, until I learned the meaning of ‘mitzvah.’
From an iPhone shofar to smart Siddurs, the software company founded by twins Barry and Ronnie Schwartz dominates the Jewish app market
Hypochondria, long fodder for Jewish comedy, has real and debilitating costs for people suffering from it, their families and friends, and a healthcare system straining to treat them
Rosa Luxemburg was a Marxist activist in early 20th-century Berlin, murdered by her political enemies after World War I. She’s the topic of the debut edition of “Long Story Short,” a new podcast on people and ideas in Jewish life.
Between color wars and singalongs, some Jewish camps include Holocaust education in Tisha B’Av programming. What does that mean for Jewish identity?
Doreen Seidler-Feller, a Los Angeles psychologist, observant Jew, and rabbi’s wife, has a thriving practice as a sex therapist to the Orthodox
A new Facebook game, created with help from an American Jewish history professor, introduces players to the complex history of immigration in America
Elizabeth Taylor died today of congestive heart failure. That seems impossible: Whatever misfortunes befell the glamour queen and Jewish convert over the years, there was never a failure of heart.
The Hebrew Language Academy, New York City’s first Hebrew-language charter school, opened two years ago. Now its backers—including financier Michael Steinhardt—want to replicate the model nationwide.
The fashion world claims to be shocked over John Galliano’s anti-Semitic outbursts. But it’s an industry based on exclusion, and plenty of iconic European fashion figures don’t hold up to scrutiny.
The Naked Shoe charts the decades-long love story of a shy Jewish girl from Flatbush, her Italian-born Catholic husband, and the gorgeous shoes they created
Reconsidering Hillel, the legendary rabbi whose distillation of Judaism’s core teachings still applies
In a graphic memoir and an online video, two women channel anguish over infertility into art
When immigrant Lower East Side moms rioted over tonsillectomies
A pop culture introduction to the mameloshen
How Jewish tradition marginalized the deaf
Locals say anti-Semitic vandalism the work of organized neo-Nazi groups
College administration removes sign advertising Israel Apartheid Week
Chabad emissary forced to leave her community amidst Russian occupation
Leo Bretholz was set to testify on behalf of proposed Maryland law this week
The 52-year-old man required medical attention but wasn’t seriously injured
Milk and Honey Distillery to produce an Israeli single malt whisky
Gives press conference in front of Navy-intercepted rockets bound for Gaza
Calls for Robert Levinson’s return to U.S. seven years after his disappearance
Life imitates art with announcement timed to the film’s French release
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet