Purim reminds us it’s unusual for Jews to indulge in recreational boozing—one reason Polish nobles liked having them run taverns
In Lahore a Facebook group dedicated to atheists and agnostics serves a silent minority in the world’s other religious nation-state
But now the country’s Jewish community is divided between those lining up with Moscow and those joining the revolution in Kiev
Dudu Tassa immerses himself in the Arabic music of his late grandfather and reinterprets it for modern audiences
Peter and Martine Halban run England’s most cosmopolitan and finely curated Jewish and Middle Eastern-themed literary press
Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career
In recent novels, sermons, and Bible-study guides, evangelicals and mainline Protestants alike find inspiration in the biblical tale
Why read the Talmud as a secular Jew? In part, for its expression of an independent Jewish creativity and spirituality.
We publish a comic holiday newsletter for our friends. Recently it started to feel like work, until I learned the meaning of ‘mitzvah.’
A political round up from Germany and Egypt
Zionism and the coming age of isolation
Plus U.S. to speed up withdrawal from Afghanistan?
The country wants a reasonable $500 billion for Israel’s years in Sinai
The popularity of satirist Bassem Youssef may show that the government can’t stifle public debate
Plus Eric Trager writes on the future of the Egyptian electorate
The monarch studied the Arab Spring and created a savvy plan to quell demonstrators without mass violence
They say democracies make good neighbors. For Israel these days, it doesn’t seem so straightforward.
Israeli television claims Ethiopian women were forced to take contraceptive shots
Plus RIP Birger Stromsheim, Morsi’s new power grab
Plus Ed Koch admitted to the hospital; expected to be out by 88th birthday
Plus more details on the various European positions on the Palestinian United Nations bid
We must drop the assumption that there is no way to vanquish Hamas. Terrorists have been defeated before.
Plus a new Dutch blood libel
A ceasefire may be imminent, but the fallout is just beginning. What’s next for Iran, Egypt, and the U.S.
Locals say anti-Semitic vandalism the work of organized neo-Nazi groups
College administration removes sign advertising Israel Apartheid Week
Chabad emissary forced to leave her community amidst Russian occupation
Leo Bretholz was set to testify on behalf of proposed Maryland law this week
The 52-year-old man required medical attention but wasn’t seriously injured
Milk and Honey Distillery to produce an Israeli single malt whisky
Gives press conference in front of Navy-intercepted rockets bound for Gaza
Calls for Robert Levinson’s return to U.S. seven years after his disappearance
Life imitates art with announcement timed to the film’s French release
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet
Edmund Levin plumbs trial transcripts to examine how one of Russia’s biggest court cases fed on the myth of Jewish malice