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
But now the country’s Jewish community is divided between those lining up with Moscow and those joining the revolution in Kiev
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
Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career
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.’
Obama asked AIPAC to support a strike. Now everyone’s blaming the Jews.
Should rabbis and other clerics engage in politics? Only, it seems, if they support liberal policies.
For those keeping score at home
Turning a controversy about Israel into a conspiracy about Jews
Plus the former Penn State President speak
The Christian right, radical Islamists, and secular leftists agree: this atheist is America’s most dangerous man
When Andrew Sullivan and Roger Cohen link the prime minister’s policies to Ze’ev Jabotinsky, they’re getting the early Zionist leader all wrong
Which might be more a case of ‘Zionist B.S.’
Plus Koch on Perry, the TriBeCa SuKaAh, and more
Plus Rivers crosses Palin and lives to tell about it, and more
The ‘TNR’ editor heads for the Holy Land
The response to Lee Smith’s follow-up
Toward a definition of Jew-baiting, and more
When the comments on the blogs of Stephen Walt, Andrew Sullivan, Philip Weiss, and Glenn Greenwald turn ugly, who should be held accountable? Plus: A Jew-baiter’s lexicon.
Of course, some also see Jewish conspiracy most places
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet
Edmund Levin plumbs trial transcripts to examine how one of Russia’s biggest court cases fed on the myth of Jewish malice