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
Our adopted children escaped the misery of Russian orphanages. Others won’t be as lucky.
Will Putin’s ban on adoptions finally help U.S. officials grasp the nature of Russia’s political leadership?
Shut out for years, this week Bnei Menashe Jews moved to Israel. Why did the government change its policy?
The Jewish National Fund is giving away pines for Christmas—and irony isn’t one of the reasons they’re doing it
Gun-rights advocates cite Nazi laws in their defense of the Second Amendment. Is the comparison fair?
In Sweden, a respected magazine is reviving the canard that the IDF plundered the organs of Palestinians
After half a century tracking down Nazis for prosecution, Serge Klarsfeld says his work continues
A new book, Escape From North Korea, says the Korean diaspora should emulate the movement to free Soviet Jewry
It’s time to admit that banning Mein Kampf while allowing anti-Islam cartoons is a double-standard
Saudi Arabia, China, and Iran ban books. Why are they being honored on the European book-fair circuit?
Judith Butler is the perfect recipient for a prize named after the patron saint of obfuscation
Berlin’s Jewish Museum gave Judith Butler and Germans permission to indulge dangerous political impulses
Avoiding the U.N. circus would have sent a stronger message about the gravity of the Iranian threat
A Danish art exhibit attacks public figures who ‘insult’ but not those who issue death threats in response
On my list of worries this Tisha B’Av: Iran, Egypt—and the ugly ways we Jews talk to one another
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
The Purim parody videos have arrived
Tens of thousands flood lower Manhattan to challenge proposed legislation
Jewish heritage archivist and his wife found dead in their Prague apartment
Washington Heights barber advertises $12 haircuts for Jewish customers
Historians explain the man of the moment in Ukraine
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