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
New books on bodies visible and invisible
Kicking off a weeklong examination of the Jewish body
As Natalie Portman makes her screen debut in ultra-Orthodox garb, we scan film history for her antecedents
Though a bit tarnished, the Abstract Expressionist windows at Brooklyn’s Kingsway Jewish Center still glimmer
Charles London traveled the world and found a brand of Judaism he could embrace
Headliners and sidemen
David Lehman, author of ‘A Fine Romance,’ offers insights into the American songbook
Samuel Maoz’s ‘Lebanon’ is the latest of three recent films about the 1982 Lebanon war
An expert picks his top ten favorites from the Jewish-written American songbook
A newly translated anthology expands our notion of Israeli dissent
Literary scholar Elisa New focuses on the world of her forebears
The characters in ‘God’s Gym’ strive to make order out of life’s chaos
How marrying Marilyn Monroe ruined Arthur Miller’s genius
A sukkah of tomorrow, held up by its inhabitants
The latest in Holocaust and Lebowski scholarship
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