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.’
Tops Forbes list with an influence score of 47
The new Disney Oz flick stars Jewish actors. Somewhere, over the rainbow, that will no longer matter.
Rachel Weisz’s happy life with Daniel Craig makes Jewish men wonder if they can ever be good enough
Anne Hathaway’s and other celebrity weddings suggest that in America Jewishness has become aspirational
The ketubah—the prenup’s antecedent—proves that, although love is ephemeral, a signature is forever
John Travolta’s massages, ‘homosexual Jewish men’ in Hollywood, and the true nature of prejudice
The awkward tribute to the late Whitney Houston at the Grammys proves that the country still hasn’t learned how to mourn properly. But Judaism has.
The movie star Jon Voight, once an icon of the counterculture, is now among America’s loudest conservative voices supporting Israel
She really does have it all
Despite photo with boy wearing a swastika
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet