Purim reminds us it’s unusual for Jews to indulge in recreational boozing—one reason Polish nobles liked having them run taverns
In Lahore a Facebook group dedicated to atheists and agnostics serves a silent minority in the world’s other religious nation-state
But now the country’s Jewish community is divided between those lining up with Moscow and those joining the revolution in Kiev
Dudu Tassa immerses himself in the Arabic music of his late grandfather and reinterprets it for modern audiences
Peter and Martine Halban run England’s most cosmopolitan and finely curated Jewish and Middle Eastern-themed literary press
Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career
Why read the Talmud as a secular Jew? In part, for its expression of an independent Jewish creativity and spirituality.
We publish a comic holiday newsletter for our friends. Recently it started to feel like work, until I learned the meaning of ‘mitzvah.’
After reading my book out loud, I finally accepted the truth: I’m just not an oral tradition kind of guy
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi Arabia’s rulers bury their differences to fight the Shiite enemy
In West Jerusalem, neighborhood borders are often marked by the political graffiti sprayed on the streets
The fall of Assad’s pro-Iranian regime is a net gain for the U.S., even if what replaces it isn’t a reliable ally
Sunday marks the anniversary of the 1946 attack on the British. My 91-year-old grandfather helped carry it out.
A new school in Ariel is funded by the state, even though it doesn’t fall under Israeli jurisdiction
Can activist Mickey Gitzin focus the social justice movement on a political message about synagogue and state?
At least until the U.S. presidential election, Netanyahu won’t risk angering Obama
The White House’s line—that a strike can only delay the program—is an attempt to downplay our military capability
Israel should abandon its plan to make the ultra-Orthodox join the army and give them all jobs instead
On the late prime minister’s watch, over 14,000 Ethiopian Jews were airlifted to Israel in a day and a half
Yitzhak Shamir, who died Saturday, was maligned for his politics. But his bitter realism was prescient.
Israel was founded on the belief that refugees deserve a safe haven. Does that apply to Jews only?
To a volunteer from New York in an IDF paratrooper unit, the rockets fired from Gaza last week felt like war
Illegally occupy land, get politely moved. Protest for social justice, get beaten. I’m joining the protesters.
Supporters want to know how to assist the Jewish state. Here’s a way: Back Tel Aviv’s tent city protesters.
College administration removes sign advertising Israel Apartheid Week
Chabad emissary forced to leave her community amidst Russian occupation
Leo Bretholz was set to testify on behalf of proposed Maryland law this week
The 52-year-old man required medical attention but wasn’t seriously injured
Milk and Honey Distillery to produce an Israeli single malt whisky
Gives press conference in front of Navy-intercepted rockets bound for Gaza
Calls for Robert Levinson’s return to U.S. seven years after his disappearance
Life imitates art with announcement timed to the film’s French release
The Purim parody videos have arrived
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet
Edmund Levin plumbs trial transcripts to examine how one of Russia’s biggest court cases fed on the myth of Jewish malice