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.’
Israeli-born photographer Nadav Kander traveled China’s Yangtze river to chart the country’s transformation. He brought back a meditation on universal change.
Shanghai’s historic Ohel Rachel Synagogue was allowed to serve as a place of worship during the World Expo, which closes this week. Now what?
Plus unrest in East J’lem, and more
The U.S. and Israel hash it out through articles
A recent book takes a detailed look at the A.Q. Khan network, which helped supply Iran’s nuclear program
Plus Shalits on the march, and more in the news
A tale of two competing efforts
Will China approve?
Plus Scuds across the border, street-name showdown, and more in the news
Plus Israel insists on ‘homegrown’ peace, and more in the news
Plus nukes in Prague, sex in the West Bank, and more in the news
Plus informal U.S.-Hamas talks, Palestine next year, and more in the news
Violence in Gaza and Berlin, and more in the news
Plus Elijah’s cup and Gilad’s chair, and more in the news
Israel in China (not just on Sunday nights), and more
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet