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
In a strange new Kindle Single, Heaven and Mel, Joe Eszterhas again recounts the unmaking of a Maccabee epic
The White House wants credit for successes but blames Israel for failures, a New York Times exposé shows
Joshua Henkin’s seductive The World Without You transforms recent headlines into intimate family drama
The documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. casts a skeptical look at all those pink-branded efforts to raise awareness
Going on a book tour just a few weeks after my father died, I learned how to walk in his shoes—literally
Internet parodies of the Fuhrer, including a new blog, weaken our memory of the Holocaust—and that’s good
A year after the ‘cottage-cheese protests,’ Israel’s boutique cheese-makers face a busy Shavuot
Simple guidelines for making moms neurotic, from Marge Simpson’s favorite magazine, Fretful Mother
Lebanon’s Party of God is feeling heat from certain Shiites, who aren’t eager to serve as human shields again
John Travolta’s massages, ‘homosexual Jewish men’ in Hollywood, and the true nature of prejudice
From Hunger Games to the London Olympics, archery—a Lag B’Omer tradition and great girl-power sport—is hot
The born-again ABC show offers Kristin Chenoweth, camp, and TV that doesn’t require Talmudic analysis
Jewish voters are a reliable Democratic bloc. But the Republican Party established the first platform on Israel—and brought the Democrats along.
The French quasi-novel HHhH, by Laurent Binet, tells the tale of assassinated Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich while wondering whether it need be retold
Want to make your children hate books forever? Here are some tips to keep them from reading—or, for book-loving parents, pitfalls to avoid
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