Daniel Gordis examines the legacy of the Israeli statesman who fled the Holocaust, fought the Mandate, and made peace with Egypt
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
Yet another difficult internal and ancient debate that modern Jews are unlikely to resolve
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
In recent novels, sermons, and Bible-study guides, evangelicals and mainline Protestants alike find inspiration in the biblical tale
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.’
Rachel Kushner’s new novel The Flamethrowers is overly cool and stylish. So, why do the critics swoon for her?
Peter Rosenberg, rap purist and host of Summer Jam, talks about the music he loves and his Jewish identity
Thrill to the Jewish Philosopher Queen as she does battle with boring Nazis, The New Yorker, and Mossad
The Bluths, returning this weekend for a fourth season, are the Jewish world’s archetypal family
Remembering Yiddishist, linguistics scholar, Holocaust survivor, and painter Edward Stankiewicz, who died this year
Saul Bellow was a complicated father to his three sons. In a new book, the eldest tries to parse his inheritance.
The show’s demise is a blow for musical theater—the art that incorporates virtually every other form of art
When an Israeli artist reinvented a Radiohead classic as Arabic music, some cried racism. They missed the point.
Walter Mosley talks about his best-selling books, Jewish L.A., and identifying with Isaac Bashevis Singer
How will Baz Luhrmann’s film portray Meyer Wolfsheim, a 2-D figment in a 3-D extravaganza?
The New York of the young novelist’s vividly imagined Odds Against Tomorrow looks an awful lot like us
The iconic sci-fi hero is the greatest Jewish character in the history of television
A visit with Arkady Gendler, the last link to the living roots of Yiddish culture, on the eve of a new album
Master etymologist Gerald Cohen knows how jazz got its name, why they’re called hot dogs, and much more
Hip-hop artist Scarface’s anti-Semitic tirade may actually signal the beginning of a new, better cultural era
Locals say anti-Semitic vandalism the work of organized neo-Nazi groups
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
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet