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.’
If North Korea has the bomb, as this week’s nuclear test indicated, then for all practical purposes, so does Iran
As the Knesset debates conscription for Haredim, some teens are already leaving their community to serve
When Ofir Ben Sheetrit sang on Israel’s The Voice, her high school suspended her, but the country went wild
A new study funded by the U.S. undercuts the notion that Palestinian schools incite violence against Israel
Barack Obama and Chuck Hagel look to the 34th president as a foreign-affairs model. But is it a willful misreading?
My 7-year-old told me to vote for the party that ‘gives the most peace,’ but there were none on offer in Israel’s election
The centrist’s simple but emotionally profound Zionism could lead to an Israel less at war with itself
Today, as Israelis vote, the religious Zionist theology of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook and his son looms large
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Israelis haven’t become radicals. They’ve just abandoned a delusion.
Under rookie politician Naftali Bennett, religious Zionism is finally becoming Israel’s political mainstream
Did Shelly Yachimovich, by avoiding matters of national security, kill Israel’s Labor Party?
It snows in Israel at least once every winter. So, why does the Israeli media cover it as though it was a war?
The popularity of satirist Bassem Youssef may show that the government can’t stifle public debate
On the cusp of this month’s Israeli election, powerful Likud politicians push for annexation of the West Bank
At the Western Wall, the latest incarnation of an ancient Jewish battle between tradition and modernity
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