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
But now the country’s Jewish community is divided between those lining up with Moscow and those joining the revolution in Kiev
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
Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career
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.’
After reading my book out loud, I finally accepted the truth: I’m just not an oral tradition kind of guy
Is pumping water into the Dead Sea saving or destroying it?
Never mind gay marriage. In Israel, even the conventional variety is tricky.
How Israel’s top entertainer turned homicidal maniac, and what that means for the country at large
One president’s Knesset address, and how the other’s Cairo speech compares
Iranian Jewish writer Roya Hakakian, who fled to the U.S. in 1985, sees hope in the current chaos
Reactions to the Netanyahu speech in Israeli and U.S. media
What Netanyahu said yesterday, and to whom he was saying it
Netanyahu is a leader mired in history, not looking to the future
Ehud Barak led Israel’s Labor Party to irrelevance. Can anyone revive it?
The trouble with conservative critiques of Obama’s Cairo speech
Or, a chronicle of a death foretold
Adina Hoffman’s quasi-biography of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali
Or, too many leaders and no real choice
Rabid soccer fandom is Ehud Olmert’s guiding political principle. Now his game is over.
Israel’s current election campaign may just be the funniest show in ages
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
Edmund Levin plumbs trial transcripts to examine how one of Russia’s biggest court cases fed on the myth of Jewish malice