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.’
And other great all-time Jewish-American team names
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Think you know Jewish hoops? Pick your starting five and bring it.
Basketball legend Dolph Schayes discusses the game’s past and present
Plus the crazy Russian Nets owner is Jewish after all (sorta), and more
Plus Archbishop Tutu calls for boycott, and more
Exhibition game leads to blowout but respect
The UNC-Duke rivalry goes way back
Plus those crazy L.A. ‘Persians,’ and more
And Scheyer could play for another Evil Empire
Will Jewish ex-Dukie play ball in Israel?
A first-person testimony of the Jewish basketball genius
An oxymoronic liberal Zionism, dogs!, and more
Coach Red Holzman led the Knicks to their only championships and an auspicious 613 wins
Cheerleaders! Too bad, says Israel’s basketball league.
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet