Jacques Derrida’s Life as an Algerian Jew Revealed in Newly Translated Bio

The philosopher’s influential legacy is reshaped by the part of his life story that is often overlooked

Daybreak: Algerian Raid Kills 35 Hostages

Plus some results from the survey of New York’s Jewish population

Sanctuary

Free Men, a film about Muslim members of the French Resistance in World War II, evokes recent surveillance activity by the New York Police Department

Native Son

A Tunisia-born Jew and French officer who fought the Berbers in Algeria pioneered the counterinsurgency warfare still used in Iraq and Afghanistan

Camus the Jew

Albert Camus, who died an atheist at 46, had surprisingly deep ties to Judaism in his life, his political activity, and his philosophical thought

Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous

Searching for Jewish cooking in France

U.S. Teammates Are Old Pals

Feilhaber and Bornstein were roomies

Egypt’s Soccer Coach Won’t Coach Israel

Just in case you were wondering

How the Swiss Minaret Ban Could Hurt Jews

U.N. watchdog warns ‘non-Muslim minorities in the Mideast’

Israeli Organ-Harvesting Stories Spread

Through Arab media, blogosphere

Meow Mix

Joann Sfar on his graphic tale of a clever cat in 1930s Algeria

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