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
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
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