Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas
AIPAC, the so-called Jewish Lobby, has no influence in the White House and is scared to speak out
A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Roman Jews have had a long love affair with tomatoes. This recipe for oven-browned ‘pomodori a mezzo’ will show you why.
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Antic embellishments, like Esther being good in bed, help Talmudic rabbis to more fully explicate the text’s divine meaning
Reading his last novels, I longed to dispel Roth’s gloom until I realized he wants me to just sit with it
A vote to officially allow English at the Jerusalem institution is part of a longer history of Zionist concessions
The chess genius denied he was a Jew, but the Lubavitcher Rebbe disagreed. Who was right?
A brilliant young Harvard Ph.D. faces jail for impersonating a Bible scholar—and rival of his father
New translations of three astonishing poems, which evoke the horror of the Lodz ghetto and its aftermath
Crime writer Ed Lacy died 45 years ago. Few knew he was also a New Yorker contributor and communist darling.
A conversation about literature, Judaism, and the Almighty with the great Yale literary critic
Author Lily Brett explores everything from Hendrix to the Holocaust in a thinly veiled autobiographical novel
A yearlong first encounter with the great Yiddish author who gave me my middle name
Kevin Dutton’s new best-seller rehashes Norman Mailer’s ideas on deviance, but it leaves out Jewish men
A friendship with an ambassador reveals the great writer’s surprising relationship with Israel
A Yale president’s forebear was an enigmatic and pro-Christian member of the famed rabbinic dynasty
The D-student translator behind the Chinese winner of the Nobel Prize in literature
The Polish long-form master and Kapuscinski heir talks about children in war and the fate of journalism
A new collection of Jerzy Kosinski’s interviews and speeches reveals an Everyman who worked on his own terms
On August 2, 1944, Nazis liquidated the concentration camp’s Gypsy section
Three reasons it has difficulty facing up to anti-Jewish hate
Celebrated author and Yiddish scion passes away at 103
NPR anchor passes away at 68
Getting to the bottom of what the war in Gaza is about
‘Snapshot’ highlights traces of the city’s past using Polaroid-style frames
Day 23 of Operation Protective Edge
And a challenge for our readers
Says she’s also Menachem Begin’s third cousin
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority