Daniel Gordis examines the legacy of the Israeli statesman who fled the Holocaust, fought the Mandate, and made peace with Egypt
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
Yet another difficult internal and ancient debate that modern Jews are unlikely to resolve
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
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.’
In the wake of the military takeover, realists and neocons revisit the legacy of George W. Bush’s Freedom Agenda
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Israelis haven’t become radicals. They’ve just abandoned a delusion.
Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president
Plus king of the condoms, Van Halen on MacDougal Street, and more
Debating Israel in an election year
Neoconservatives about-face on U.S. envoy to Syria
Plus, a dispatch from the flotilla, the properly sized bagel, and more
But maybe a little divided on Egypt?
Targeted Democrat responds, and more
Former Congressman Robert Wexler wants to make Mideast peace, but he doesn’t want to be ambassador to Israel
Jewish gangleader, Mideast roundtable, and more
Part 1 of 2: Elliott Abrams, Robert Malley, Dore Gold, and Andrew Exum consider the president’s policies in the region.
Plus the other half of ‘Dysentery’ weighs in
Cameron condemns, Abbas has a prize, and more flotilla reax
Elliott Abrams wants ‘crippling sanctions’ … for now
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet