Do Jews have to make common cause with people who want to kill them?
As we turn away refugees, I’m reminded of my mother’s experience trying to enter England from Nazi Germany—and the lifelong scars left by a customs official’s callous rejection
The ship’s refugees seeking safe haven from the Nazis were victims of a global system that included America
Clutching a Philip Roth novel, Hannah finds herself in a precarious situation with a disreputable author she admires
‘This Is Our Youth,’ with Tavi Gevinson and Michael Cera, portrays the ‘pathetic remnants of Upper West Side Jewish liberalism’
It’s not about refugees, or security, or travel bans. It’s about what America is—and what it ought to be.
Jewish graveyards in Eastern Europe are crumbling, neglected, and vandalized. Who will be responsible for protecting them—and their communities’ history?
‘The Jewish Catalog’—a quasi-hip, countercultural book of how-to Judaism—was all the rage in the Seventies. How does it hold up now?
And the Academy Award for ‘Best Comeback’ goes to… the Academy
After winning an Oscar for Best Original Song—’City of Stars’ from ‘La La Land’—lyricist Benj Pasek thanked his mom for letting him ‘quit the JCC soccer team to be in a school musical.’
‘This is a serious question,’ the conspiracy theorist explained
This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study examines the origin of rules for real estate transactions
One rabbi’s mission to push couples—and doctors—to screen for a longer list of genetic diseases
To avoid our own failed ‘American Spring,’ learn the region’s lessons about effective opposition
David Grossman’s protagonist takes the mic for some Rothian self-loathing, in the ‘raucous’ new novel ‘A Horse Walks Into a Bar’
Episode 79: The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg predicts the Academy Award winners, and cookbook author Molly Yeh preps for Purim with sprinkle-filled hamantaschen
Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s suspenseful new ‘Waking Lions’ turns the fateful collision of an Israeli doctor and an African immigrant into an indictment of surging nationalism