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
The volcanoes and other geological events behind Exodus
Or Twitter and the Tabernacle
A new anthology goes with the flow
What makes a body Jewish?
What a 1942 essay contest revealed about immigrants’ lives, in the Old World and the New
A visit to a Hong Kong dreidel manufacturer
Rating the iPhone menorah apps
Weighing in on the intersection of body image and prose
Why Harlan Ellison’s personality overshadows his classic science fiction
What happens when a German provocateur turns to the subject of love?
Why projects like the Creation Museum induce religious stupor and cripple imaginations
How Hebrew was (and continues to be) transformed into a modern language
Designer Levi Okunov straddles two worlds: the religious and the fabulous
Searching for birds in a changed Israel
A fresh look at the laughingstock of psychoanalysis
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
A teacher’s story
The famed and controversial atheist weighs in on Gaza
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