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
What does “Diasporist” art look like? R.B. Kitaj tried to show us.
Selim Nassib’s latest novel riffs on rumors of Golda Meir’s affair with a Palestinian banker
In Arnon Grunberg’s fiction, there are no unmentionables
What a boy with Down syndrome tells us about belief
Clarice Lispector’s gorgeous, vibrant writings made one writer’s head—and heart—spin
How a tubercular shoemaker became a great Yiddish poet
Gertrude Berg conquered America. Why is she still something of a mystery?
Two books scratch too hard at superheroes’ identities
Margot Singer’s debut collection explores one woman’s quest to connect
Alex Ross takes us on a music tour of the 20th century
Talented and terrifying, Otto Preminger left no taboo unbroken
Jerry Herman’s musical ode to the land of milk and honey
How an antiwar novel became a best-selling solace for Israeli soldiers and their families
Meir Shalev holds forth on pigeons, homeland, and why reading a book is like a blind date
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