While American Jews cultivate a hyphenated identity, French Jews like to make themselves wholly French. Do we still share a cultural language?
In his last book, the late intellectual Tony Judt is sharp as ever—offering biting comments about American Jews, Israel, and his ex-wives
And Israel becomes a part of the patrie, for voting purposes
A classic American cheesecake on the menu of a Provençal restaurant leads to a saunter through the culinary history of Jews and France
Varian Fry led the effort to save Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, and thousands of other European intellectuals from the Nazis. Why was he forgotten?
A Tunisia-born Jew and French officer who fought the Berbers in Algeria pioneered the counterinsurgency warfare still used in Iraq and Afghanistan
France’s far-right Front National party, under leader Marine Le Pen, is shedding its history of anti-Semitism and becoming popular with Jewish voters
What the West and Israel are planning for Iran
Albert Camus, who died an atheist at 46, had surprisingly deep ties to Judaism in his life, his political activity, and his philosophical thought
The economic and social upheavals that rocked France and its Jewish prime minister 75 years ago bear an uncanny resemblance to Occupy Wall Street
More than a century after false charges were leveled against him, the unquiet ghost of Alfred Dreyfus continues to roam the streets of Paris
Plus Bibi’s new land grab, and more in the news
Move will prompt U.S. veto. And what else?
Plus oh Shelley Berkley, the BBC, and more
The French ambassador to Israel’s distinctive residence in Jaffa tells the story of an unusual—and eventually ruptured—friendship between a Jewish Zionist architect and his Arab Muslim client
French singer and icon Serge Gainsbourg—once reviled and now beloved—is the subject of Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, the first feature film from Joann Sfar, creator of the Rabbi’s Cat comic book
Plus, Keret’s thin abode, Facebook won’t delete denial pages, and more
French Jews, confronting anti-Semitism in the wake of the Dreyfus Affair, created the figure of the intellectual. And now, arguing about Israel and Islam, they’re killing it.
Why a little part of Bastille Day and ‘La Marseillaise’ is also ours
The writer and critic Bernard Lazare, Dreyfus’ earliest defender, wed Zionism and anarchism to become one of France’s most famous polemicists and a political clairvoyant
Change represents victory for Israel and, even more, Obama
Plus, Bibi still rides by the J Street stop, and more
‘Indignez-Vous!’ calls for Resistance-like action, has been accused of anti-Semitism
Palestinians, seemingly turned off by U.N. vote, tentatively agree to peace talks
As the great French intellectual Simone Weil understood, modern life is all about work and war. Memorial Day and Labor Day, then, are perfect opportunities to take stock of our modern condition.
Plus, Mamet Agonistes, Korean Jews, and more
The putrid DSK defenses prompt a closer look at les philosophes francais
Alleged sexual predator may have empowered France’s National Front