Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas
AIPAC, the so-called Jewish Lobby, has no influence in the White House and is scared to speak out
A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Roman Jews have had a long love affair with tomatoes. This recipe for oven-browned ‘pomodori a mezzo’ will show you why.
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Antic embellishments, like Esther being good in bed, help Talmudic rabbis to more fully explicate the text’s divine meaning
Plus notes on Barenboim’s concert, and more
Plus Gaza strikes, Debbie Friedman, and more in the news
What if Mark Zuckerberg went on Birthright?
And where you can attend a reading
The northern problem, Birthright, and more
‘The Ethicist’ weighs in!
The limits of a cross-denominational partnership aimed at helping Jewish educators
Plus long-planned settlements, R.I.P. Exodus captain, and more
Philanthropist likes Birthright as bulwark against intermarriage
CBN chief promoted Messianic Judaism, which Birthright claims to reject
In new commercial for Israel study program
And into Israel, seeing sights, meeting with pols, and bugging a kabbalah macher.
In new ‘Diplomatic Fellowship’ program
Passport stamps, tales of two birthrights, and more in the news
Plus, a beer becomes a man and crankiness becomes a disease
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority