War of the Words

In a newly published exchange of letters, Goncourt-winning novelist Michel Houellebecq and philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy prod, parry, and spar

A Shul for Shanghai

Shanghai’s historic Ohel Rachel Synagogue was allowed to serve as a place of worship during the World Expo, which closes this week. Now what?

Smash

The Man Booker Prize winner profiles hardbat ping-pong champ Marty Reisman, who never lost his taste for winning

The Plot Against England

Man Booker winner Howard Jacobson talks about English anti-Semitism, ping-pong, and the seriousness of Jewish jokes

Mind Games

A brief history of information warfare

Web Jew.0

Muslim zealots claim the Internet is a Jewish conspiracy. They’re not wrong.

Web Wars!

The Internet is reshaping our ideas of diplomacy, governance, and war—especially in the Middle East

Listen Up

A deaf Muslim atheist responds defiantly to the debate over the ‘Ground Zero mosque’

Most Favored Nations

For Jews and for Americans, what does it mean to be a chosen people?

Back in the USSR

Gal Beckerman recalls the Struggle for Soviet Jewry, which reinvigorated a tradition of Jewish political engagement

Anti-Anti-Semitism

World Without Nazism is a Kremlin-flavored Anti-Defamation League for the post-Soviet realm—but is it good for Jews?

Self-Made Golem

Simon Wiesenthal, painted in a new biography as a fame-seeking myth-maker, is also the man who insisted that the world face up to the Holocaust

Mountain Jews

Despite diminishing numbers, a historical Jewish community thrives in Azerbaijan

Dangerous People

A recent book takes a detailed look at the A.Q. Khan network, which helped supply Iran’s nuclear program

A History of Violence

It wasn’t just a case of bullying when a 16-year-old Jewish boy was beaten up in a small German town where hate runs deep

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