Birthright Israel inspires other countries to launch diaspora trips
Why the Jewish state has more say than the Diaspora over what the country stands for and where it is going
A tiny island off Cancún in the Mexican Yucatán is the modern Jewish world in microcosm
Can Zionism and U.S. liberalism coexist under Netanyahu?
The apparent abstraction of Talmudic rulings, immune to the vagaries of history, are also a key to Jewish survival
In the Talmud, nostalgic, biblical, divine explanations override accurate secular history and chronology
In staking claims about the validity of Jewish identity, the rabbis show that the Diaspora has existed for nearly as long as Judaism
What the recent controversy over one rabbi’s legitimacy really represents
In his new book, Israeli journalist Ari Shavit argues that without Israel, secular Jewish life will vanish. Six American Jews reply.
In André Aciman’s new Harvard Square, an Egyptian-born Jew and a Tunisian Muslim meet their limits
A collection of American students shrug him off
Shlomo Carlebach, who died 18 years ago this week, was a reflection of the pain of post-Holocaust Jewry
Why the future of American Judaism as we know it depends on the survival of the Jewish state
The intellectual pariah, author of two new books, on Noam Chomsky, BDS, the Holocaust, and Whitney Houston
Birthright Israel will take 40,000 young Jews on a free trip to the Jewish state this year. We’re joining them.
The Israeli novelist and liberal icon regularly disparages Diaspora Jews. So, why do Americans still give him an ear, and a platform?
The Book of Esther, which chronicles the story of Purim, has special resonance for Jewish communities thriving in Diaspora
For generations, the Jews of Caracas had idyllic weather, prosperity, and vibrant communal organizations. Things changed under Hugo Chávez.
Half of Venezuela’s Jewish community fled under Hugo Chávez, who died this week. Will the other half follow?
An Egyptian exile considers Jewish identity—and his own—in a cosmopolitan world. Excerpted from the new essay collection Alibis.
In the new Alibis, a revealing collection of essays, André Aciman finds in his exiled Egyptian life a quintessential diasporic Jewish identity
Plus alleged Hezbollah spy eyes deal, and more
Rotem bill, currently frozen, provoked strong opposition stateside
Our editor returns fire in the NYT
Is the Birthright Israel tour designed to foster a love of Israel or is it simply a chance to hook up?
Social network site takes its cue from the Jews
Plus J.D.’s Jewishness Unease, blustery Dubai, and more
Charles London traveled the world and found a brand of Judaism he could embrace
This time, to teach Israels about Jews elsewhere