Daniel Gordis examines the legacy of the Israeli statesman who fled the Holocaust, fought the Mandate, and made peace with Egypt
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
Yet another difficult internal and ancient debate that modern Jews are unlikely to resolve
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
In recent novels, sermons, and Bible-study guides, evangelicals and mainline Protestants alike find inspiration in the biblical tale
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.’
A biopic that would have played better as fiction
A Holocaust film of uncommon grace
A modern Brooklyn classic
Jewish revenge, mainstreamed
Jews unleash hell on the Third Reich
Cold, hard rock
Keeping the weeds at bay
An understated American classic
Jerry Lewis is Jewish, right?
The spaghetti Western turns Borscht Belt
Who wants to live forever?
An homage to the golden age of the small screen
The first serious depiction of the Jewish immigrant experience