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
An Israeli director is beaten in France, and his film, Rock the Casbah, gets mired in politics of perception
How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage
Two exhibits ask whether eruvs speak to our essential beings or just replicate the conditions of our wanderings
Rock legend Al Kooper opens up to Princeton’s Sean Wilentz about making music with Bob Dylan, and more
As HBO’s medieval fantasy Game of Thrones returns, imagining a Jewish version of the Seven Kingdoms
Eliyahu Stern’s new biography makes an ambitious case for Elijah of Vilna as the Jewish Beethoven
The writer unpacks her record collection and the lazy pleasures of a lifelong music listener
America’s greatest Jewish director was haunted by the Nazi horror—too much to address it directly in film
Room 237 uses Talmudic exegesis to uncover whether Kubrick’s film is about Indians, the Holocaust, or bears
Rachel Shukert’s new novel Starstruck rekindles her childhood romance with the golden age of film
Al Pacino channels a Shakespearean tragic hero in David Mamet’s new HBO film
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
The writer’s new novel, The Retrospective, is a surreal study of the contested sources of Israeli identity
Naomi Alderman’s provocative novel The Liars’ Gospel puts Jesus back in the Jewish time and place whence he came
The National Jewish Book Awards, given out last night, host America’s most lucrative literary prize
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
Israelis debate end goals of the campaign
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