Joshua Ferris Takes on All Kinds of Decay in His Ambitious New Novel

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Islamic College Funded by Jews

The school aims to promote a moderate vision of Islam, but it faces deep skepticism from Jews and Muslims

No, Israel Isn’t at Fault For Toulouse

In ‘New York Review,’ William Pfaff blames the victims

Haman Is Dead

Against the Jewish belief in apocalypse

Out of Tune

When Israelis and Palestinians choose politics over music, they’re guilty of the gravest offense in the Torah: acting like Amalek

Seriously Groggy

The Purim tradition of drowning out Haman’s name with noise dates back to medieval times. But in our increasingly cacophonous lives, an illustrator wonders: Does the grogger need to be reinvented?

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Hamen-tasting, Vashti the feminist, and more on Purim

Austrophobia

Sam Apple encounters a shepherd who sings in Yiddish—and forces him to question his deepest fear.

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