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 German artist’s new show, ‘Next Year in Jerusalem,’ tackles the Bible, Kabbalah, and the Passover Seder
As he unveils a new line of affordable Judaica, architect Richard Meier reflects on his Jewishness
Harry Houdini exhibited two very different public faces—master of escape and anti-mystical firebrand—that were united by his Jewishness
Are there right and wrong ways of looking at Holocaust-era photographs?
Belarus embraces Chagall but leaves his Jewishness at the door
With his U.S. Institute of Peace set to open in Washington, Israeli-born Moshe Safdie takes his place among the world’s leading architects
An Israeli designer crafts an unorthodox ritual object for Yom Kippur
A design competition invites new takes on the sukkah
An illustrated remembrance of cartooning legend Harvey Pekar
How the figure of Jesus came to be employed in modern Jewish art
An art historian tackles the thorny matter of Jews and figurative painting
Tired of glossy magazines, photographer Harry Borden turned his attention—and lens—toward Holocaust survivors
A design competition is seeking an uplifting Holocaust memorial. Is such a thing possible?
Artist Ben Schachter puzzles over boundaries, real and imagined
The artist Avigdor Arikha, who died in 2010, lived—and painted—with gusto
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