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
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.’
After reading my book out loud, I finally accepted the truth: I’m just not an oral tradition kind of guy
Nearly 200 people have signed up to train at their Bnei Brak dojo
Thousands of Jews fled 19th-century Russia for the South American Pampas. Can their unique heritage survive?
Today we travel from Atlanta to Brazil to celebrate Nissim’s big moment
Writer Clarice Lispector’s exoticism had much to do with her Jewishness; her literary vocabulary did not
But U.N. action is unlikely, and more in the news
Will anti-settlement sentiment prove a tipping point?
Plus sharks from Mossad! and more
But it plays up Turkish deal, a no-go for the West
Plus what Mad Mel said now, and more
Now that the U.S. is gone from the World Cup
Plus subsidies in the diamond district, and more
Plus the real Palestinian world, and more
A tale of two competing efforts
Will China approve?
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