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
A writer finds echoes of the Holocaust wherever he turns
If we’ve learned anything from Joseph, the hero of this week’s parasha, we must demand justice for Israeli spy Mordechai Vanunu
Jacob struggles with the angel in this week’s parasha. As a new book about an Armenian family’s history shows, we must do the same.
The best of this year’s chanukiahs, the menorahs used for Hanukkah, are beautiful, sometimes clever, and occasionally poignant
A new report tries to understand the demographic shift facing Jewish leadership
Jacob’s ladder, the subject of this week’s parasha, is a lot like the great video game Minecraft
Partying in Brooklyn, with 4,000 Chabad rabbis
What Jacob—the hero of this week’s parasha—and the Tea Party can teach us about politics
The dark side of divine inspiration: one writer’s cautionary tale
Preparing to officiate at my parents’ wedding-vow renewal, I discovered a connection to Judaism I didn’t know I had
What Abraham’s servant—the hero of this week’s parasha—and modern science can teach us about finding love
In Berkeley, three Orthodox Jews run a medical-marijuana collective selling a religiously inspired cannabis cream
An anti-Arab attack in East Jerusalem, and this week’s parasha about Abraham in Sodom
Stories of Abraham, the original outsider, and a young Israeli activist who followed his lead
Struggling to maintain a Mizrahi heritage in an Ashkenazi-dominated culture
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