Even in the Jewish state, ultra-Orthodox Jews look first to their own, and not to secular authorities, for security
The 42-year-old son of the city’s former D.A. emerges as a tailor-made fit for the polyglot metropolis
Responding to pressure from the progressive ‘Open Hillel’ movement will engage those who want to hear a multiplicity of views
The work, lost for a century, depicts Edgardo Mortara, an Italian Jewish boy seized by Church authorities
How the Coen brothers and Terry Zwigoff helped create a holiday classic that angers gentiles
The Council of Four Lands was the central body of Jewish autonomy in Poland for nearly two centuries. What went wrong?
I found a memento from my bar mitzvah in my parents’ house. Was it finally time to let go of the past, or was it worth keeping?
I tried to get pregnant for months. But when my fertility treatments worked too well, I faced an unexpected moral quandary.
Overseas, I sought out ways to connect to the community, but when I came home, my old sense of alienation would quickly return
A new book on ‘antiphilosophy’ revives interest in Lev Shestov, a seminal but largely forgotten thinker
The intellectual pariah, author of two new books, on Noam Chomsky, BDS, the Holocaust, and Whitney Houston
Joshua Henkin’s seductive The World Without You transforms recent headlines into intimate family drama
Franz Werfel’s classic The Forty Days of Musa Dagh, about the Armenian Genocide, gets a new translation
Moroccan novelist Abdellah Taïa confronts the challenges of gay life in the Mideast in An Arab Melancholia
Two new memoirs, Memoir of a Debulked Woman and Fierce Joy, offer inspiring models for coping with illness
The new modern translation of Likutey Moharan shows why the Hasidic master is relevant today
After World War II, Polish peasants hunted for jewels and gold amid the human remains at former Nazi death camps
For some ultra-Orthodox writers, the tension between obedience and skepticism in their community fuels a unique art
Political theorist Michael Walzer and others argue about the death of the century-long Jewish-Leftist alliance
The attacks on domestic bliss in Alix Kates Shulman’s novel Ménage would resonate with Orthodox Jews
In Notes on a Century, the historian is still optimistic about a ‘great civilization’ in the Muslim world
Gertrude Stein’s ties to Nazis, revisited at the museum, shouldn’t eclipse her nurturing of young artists
The medieval Aleppo Codex was safeguarded for centuries in Syria. The problems started when it arrived in Israel.
The French quasi-novel HHhH, by Laurent Binet, tells the tale of assassinated Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich while wondering whether it need be retold
Israeli take on ‘This American Life’ launches Indiegogo funding campaign
Understanding France and Israel by their McDonald’s franchises
Jewish oil tycoon turned noble dissident has been imprisoned for 10 years
Ramat Gan Zoo staff had always just thought one was a small male
Becomes second university to do so after ASA’s Israel boycott
Opponents argue that it is a distortion of history
Senator Al Franken weighs in on the debate over Mr. Claus’ ethnicity
Plus what a war on Christmas would actually look like, and more in the news
A look at the responses to the boycott of Israel
An anthropologist from the Anti-Atlas region travels home to find out what four generations of his countrymen think of Jews
The lingering effects of his massive Ponzi scheme on a century-old youth group, a Boston philanthropist, and small investors
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.