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
A former AP correspondent explains how and why reporters get Israel so wrong, and why it matters
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.
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
Showing my teenage daughter around the city, I realized that each generation remembers—and forgets—its own Jerusalem
Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordin inspired fury and adulation
I have Bob Dylan to thank for my career, my child, and my soul
What we’re reading
An all-Asian troupe performs a musical about kosher caterers, short insomniacs, and hypochondriacs
How a cantor became an American music legend
In 1843, British novelist Grace Aguilar was a household name on both sides of the Atlantic. So how come we’ve never heard of her?
Time has arrived to rock the world of fiction
What happens when the writer you admire most becomes your friend?
Amid the clang of a Vegas casino, I found a literary hero
A century ago, S. Ansky breathed new life into a shtetl folktale. His play, The Dybbuk, still captures creative minds.
Finding things in common with a boy from old L
S. Yizhar harangued and criticized the country he loved
Michael Chabon’s new novel depicts a frozen homeland where beat cops speak Yiddish, snack on blintzes, and chase Hasidic gangsters
Nathan Englander unearths stories that many in Argentina would just as soon forget
Human awkwardness was at the heart of Edna Ferber’s popular novels, but she shied away from writing about the outsiders she knew best
After 50 days of fighting, Israel and Hamas agree to Egypt-mediated truce
Aaron Sofer, 23, was last seen hiking in the Jerusalem Forest
Blue and white-striped pajama shirt supposedly inspired by Western movies
Flooded by information requests, D.C. museum researchers scour the archives
Britain’s Jews cope with anti-Semitic backlash triggered by Gaza operation
N.F.L commentator makes ‘Jews are cheap’ joke during preseason game
Amr Waked’s Lucy smooch lands him in hot water online
Residents in areas with large Jewish populations receive unsettling letter
Kosher-certified baked goods company closing plant after nearly a century
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