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
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.’
After reading my book out loud, I finally accepted the truth: I’m just not an oral tradition kind of guy
Feminist rock collective Permanent Wave gathers a powerful music scene around a core of activism. Just don’t call them riot grrrls.
Iran’s birthrate has fallen. Is it because Iranian women have greater opportunity? Or is it a reaction to the Islamist regime?
Gloria Allred, the famous feminist lawyer, has accomplished a great deal for women. She’s also something of a national joke.
In a new HBO documentary, Gloria Steinem is treated like the icon she is. But efforts to praise and eulogize her feminism don’t do the subject—or the liveliness of the movement she helped inspire—justice.
From setting crumbs on fire to the awkwardness of eating a matzoh-and-salami sandwich, an illustrator recounts her family’s weird and wonderful Passover traditions
Or should that be ‘Love and Guns’?
A 1967 biopic offered a look at feminist icon Shulamith Firestone before she was famous. In a 1997 remake—now on view at the Jewish Museum—things are more complicated.
An unlikely romance, the Palestinian Ghandi, and more
There’s a growing movement of women who practice their Judaism through feminist, earth-based rituals
Cheerleaders! Too bad, says Israel’s basketball league.
Dahlia Ravikovitch and the poetry of the plainspoken
Playing the defiant Vashti in a day school Purim play awakened my inner feminist
Plus Polanski’s way out, Egypt’s hated wall, and more in the news
Intel to hire shabbos goyim; a woman arrested at the Western Wall
R. Crumb, Genesis, feminism, and history in the latest chapter of an illustrated memoir
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
The Purim parody videos have arrived
Tens of thousands flood lower Manhattan to challenge proposed legislation
Jewish heritage archivist and his wife found dead in their Prague apartment
Washington Heights barber advertises $12 haircuts for Jewish customers
Historians explain the man of the moment in Ukraine
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