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
Promises, moodiness, and pressure
Plus Scuds across the border, street-name showdown, and more in the news
The first Passover celebrations included neither haggadah nor seder. With the passage of millennia, the two have become central elements. Herewith an interactive guide to the collage of texts that constitutes the holiday’s guidebook.
Egypt (quietly) restores 1000-year-old school
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Plus come back Sunday for the West Bank, and more in the news
Today in the Dubai Murder Mystery
Bemoans lack of ‘real progress’ since 1979
Plus Palestinian statehood en español et français, and more in the news
Just in case you were wondering
A Mideast power shift and the death of Anatevka
Plus Qaeda in Israel, the tefillin non-bomb, and more in the news
Plus happy 100th to a New York knishery, and more
Newly discovered tombs indicate laborers were paid
Plus Bush sold Arab states advanced weapons, and more in the news
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