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
An Austrian museum mounts an exhibition on the Jewish love affair with the Alps
The trouble with conservative critiques of Obama’s Cairo speech
Our new online magazine is inspired by century-old journalistic traditions— and two rough-hewn pieces of stone
Building a memorial always brings fraught politics, especially on a hilltop in Rwanda
Grigoris Balakian was the Primo Levi of the Armenian Genocide. Ninety years later, his memoir is published in English.
A new book examines the place of Sephardim in America
Or, a chronicle of a death foretold
Adina Hoffman’s quasi-biography of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali
Essay collection sheds light on the dark ages
Or, too many leaders and no real choice
Or Twitter and the Tabernacle
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
With millions visiting D.C., a few had to crash on the JCC’s floor
Dispatches from eight Sabbath services on the eve of Barack Obama’s inauguration
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