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
Hannah Rosenthal, the State Department’s new anti-Semitism envoy, discusses her plans, Israel, and Abe Foxman
What the use of Yiddish phrases can tell us about contemporary American Jewry
A New York exhibition celebrates three generations of Morgenthaus
While emissaries from around the world met in Brooklyn over the weekend, their sons had a gathering of their own
On Election Day, New Jersey’s Syrian Jews let bygones be bygones
A look at pollster Jim Gerstein, J Street’s man behind the scenes
How the neoconservative columnist’s x-ray vision will be missed
Parsing right and wrong with political philosopher Michael Sandel
How synagogues and their congregants are handling the economic downturn
Norman Podhoretz unravels the mystery of Jewish attachment to liberalism
The do-it-yourself approach to synagogue security
What will he do about the released Lockerbie bomber?
Ted Kennedy—friend of Israel, champion of social justice, advocate for Soviet Jews—became part of our family
Why the antiwar group Code Pink has targeted an Israeli cosmetics company
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