Steven Salaita’s case isn’t about free speech. It’s about common sense, and the rightful consequences of bigotry and violence.
Why ‘Islamophobia’ in Europe cannot be equated with anti-Semitism, either in nature or degree
With Central American children at our borders, the United States, and the West, cannot just criticize Israel
From Black Rock City to the Negev Desert, the sandy camping trip comes to the Middle East
Karl Stern, Canadian psychiatrist and writer, was in his day a famous Catholic convert. Why has he been forgotten?
In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.
‘Let the Celebrations Begin,’ an acclaimed and controversial Australian children’s book, raises questions about Holocaust education
Jewish grandma Isadora Alman pioneered the American sex-advice column, then found her work obsolete.
Talmudic rabbis debate professional eulogizers, trying to strike a balance between the holy and the mundane
A facelift for my daughter’s doll and a viral video about a toy monkey teach lessons about redemption
Berlin’s Jewish Museum gave Judith Butler and Germans permission to indulge dangerous political impulses
Anne Hathaway’s and other celebrity weddings suggest that in America Jewishness has become aspirational
Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president
Shielding kids from the Yizkor memorial service, or death in general, is misguided—as children’s books suggest
A lesson for Yom Kippur from the loving reception a random transvestite got on the Internet
The High Holidays are the perfect time to instruct children in the art of saying ‘I’m sorry’—and meaning it
Islamists storm the U.S. embassy and Egypt’s last Jews have no rabbi. Shanah tova from the Muslim Brotherhood.
With star chef Adam Sobel’s recipe, nobody has an excuse for dry, overcooked meat this Rosh Hashanah
One Talmudic rabbi’s prayers work, while others’ fall on deaf ears. Is humility more pleasing to God than pomp?
Republican and Democratic politicians are reviving a favorite Nazi debating point this election season
If Prince Harry’s parents bucked the royal tradition of using mohels, will it inflame the circumcision war?
My son’s first day of class went surprisingly well: no knife fights in the schoolyard, no time in solitary confinement
A coup at the rabbinic academy deposes Gamliel and unleashes a torrent of questions
What the pro-Palestinian activist—whose death was just ruled an accident—shared with Lawrence of Arabia
There were more than 40 events this year celebrating Jewish culture
Two-night television series premieres Labor Day on the History channel
Hillel the Elder’s 2,000-year-old rabbinic quote is basically the new YOLO
How Maimonides explains the Hello Kitty controversy
Israeli police rule out criminality in death of 23-year-old last seen hiking
San Diego Chargers commentator will sit next game out after ‘cheap’ joke
Leading Reform rabbi cites newspaper’s one-sided coverage of Gaza war
If Jews make Israeli policy, do Wasps run England?
Update: 81-year-old comedian in medically-induced coma, ‘resting comfortably’
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury
After making a splash back home, the creators of the Hebrew-language program are launching an English version on Vox Tablet