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
Yoram Kaniuk on his battles for health and recognition
Idan Raichel mixes traditional Ethiopian music, prayers, and funky beats to create dance tracks that speak to young Israelis
Seven decades after Stella Adler originated the role, will Clifford Odets’ Bronx matriarch be harder to digest, or easier to dismiss?
Journeyman actor Bernard Rachelle gets his big break, and a chance to improv with Denzel, in The Inside Man
The Real World: Key West features two Jewish cast members: After all the boozing and broken hearts will they end up together?
British playwright Israel Zangwill coined America’s most enduring metaphor as his reputation dissolved in controversy
Maus, Tom and Jerry, and the dawning of a new age
Try as it might, ABC’s Sons & Daughters is no Arrested Development
Transamerica’s heroine finds herself negotiating a number of identities
Truman Capote spread fears of a literary cabal. So what to make of his forgotten first novel?
Long before Brokeback, John Schlesinger zoomed in on closeted heartbreak. Plus: An audio interview with Ian Buruma
Douglas Century talks about Talmud student, champion prizefighter, war hero, gunrunner, and recovered morphine addict Barney Ross.
The children’s opera Brundibar inspires and terrifies
Balkan Beat Box’s diaspora mix
The true story of a White Plains boy who found both God and reggae
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