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.’
Zablon Simintov blames U.S. troop withdrawal for stalled business
A look at this morning’s news
In the heart of Kashmir, where happiness was a warm AK-47, the weapon was my voice, and my dream
When I met the last Jew in Afghanistan, I rediscovered the Jewish identity I’d rejected years before
Serving as an Army chaplain gave one cantor a new view of the holiday, and a belief in a brighter future
The secretary of state prattles about imaginary treaties while the Arab world is engulfed by a Sunni-Shia civil war
Plus a Taliban attacks kills dozens in Afghanistan
Plus U.S. to speed up withdrawal from Afghanistan?
The general was one of few who understood that Iran was at war with the U.S., and no bargain could be struck
A look at the Afghan Geniza sheds new light on Jewish history
Plus Iran doesn’t want talking in Turkey, and more in the news
The world’s largest democracy is now the second-largest purchaser of Iranian crude. Why is the West standing by as India exploits sanctions?
Most of the time, Larry Bazer runs a shul in Massachusetts. But for the past six months, he served in the military as the only rabbi in Afghanistan.
A trove of medieval scrolls, smuggled out of Afghanistan into the hands of London art dealers, could shed new light on a once-vibrant Jewish heritage
Most soldiers in Basic Training attend services just for the snacks. The lemonade was good, but it was the Torah that kept me coming back.
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