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
New books and events from contributors to the Jewish Encounters Series
Talking with Daphne Merkin about ‘American mishegas’
Brush up on your history and learn more about the nominees
After a controversial but predictable debate, a leading New York psychoanalytic society changes its name
Plus West Bank riots, Occupy Judaism’s importance, and more
Unzipped: Those who do and those who don’t—frank talk about Jews and sex
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In An Exclusive Love, Johanna Adorján tries to make sense of how her Hungarian Jewish grandparents took their own lives—together—decades after having survived the Holocaust
A death becomes a rebirth, and more
The artist Avigdor Arikha, who died in 2010, lived—and painted—with gusto
Merkin delves into a psychologist’s past, and more in the news
Waving ‘The White Ribbon,’ of God and video games, and more
Trouble JTS, preparing for Valentine’s Day, and more
American Girl teaches the economic realities of the old Lower East Side—and of today
Rosh Hashanah resolutions from Matisyahu, Michael Showalter, Ayelet Waldman, and others
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