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.’
Furniture mogul Mitchell Gold eschews glitzy Democratic confabs for coffee talk with evangelicals
When I got engaged—to another rabbi, and another woman—my grandmother’s approval didn’t come easy
I’ve been teased about it my whole life, but my name is a part of me. Getting married won’t change that.
The activist called Faygele ben Miriam started Washington state’s battle over marriage more than 40 years ago
Plus more power to Bibi, and more
If GOP moves toward Dem position, constituency could be a toss-up
Plus Israeli minister cautions on settlement growth, and more
Obama is first sitting president to express support for gay marriage
Shmuley Boteach wants the government to extend blue laws and subsidize marriage counseling—and he’s running for Congress as a Republican
How many Jews can marry whomever?
2011 was first year of majority support in U.S.
Plus New York City could be another target, and more in the news
Plus Kristallnacht in Brooklyn, Foreskin Man’s female friend, and more
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet