A new genre of journalism brings up the good, the bad, and the ugly of liberal soul-searching
Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas
AIPAC, the so-called Jewish Lobby, has no influence in the White House and is scared to speak out
Art-world pervert flaunts mirrored balloons, oodles of cash at the Whitney
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?
Brian Schwadron studied with indigenous healers around the world. Now he’s using what he learned to create wedding banquets.
Roman Jews have had a long love affair with tomatoes. This recipe for oven-browned ‘pomodori a mezzo’ will show you why.
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Bahrain, Qatar, Indonesia, and the United Arab Emirates won’t show the film
Darren Aronofsky didn’t make his protagonist a vegetarian—the Bible did
It rains and rains in the most eccentric Old Testament adaptation, and most Jewish biblical blockbuster, ever made
Darren Aronofsky credits Mrs. Fried with the idea for the film, cast her in it
Who built the ark? Russell Crowe.
Rachel Weisz’s happy life with Daniel Craig makes Jewish men wonder if they can ever be good enough
Plus GOP hammers Obama on Syria envoy, and more
Plus, the most Jewish HBO series yet, and more
In Leeches, a novel by the Serbian Jewish writer David Albahari, Belgrade plays home to nationalists, anti-Semites, and kabbalistic puzzles
Site of famous coaster up for sale
Whom to root for Sunday night
Black Swan and Barney’s Version can both be seen as grappling with how to portray Jewishness onscreen. One succeeds; the other fails.
Plus START supporters hone in on AIPAC, and more
In other news, there is no Santa Claus
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority