In ‘Son of Saul,’ actor Géza Röhrig defies our every expectation of a Holocaust movie hero
The crooner will play a solo show in Israel on Wednesday
Those who ran to help in Boston embody the ideal of ‘walking in God’s ways’
The battered Israeli left can advance its agenda only if it learns to stop fearing religion and embrace the notion of the Chosen People
It’s the time of year for apologies, but not everyone has forgiveness on their mind. An argument for not saying sorry until God does.
She really does have it all
How will Jewish voters respond?
A frigid winter, a sick dog, and an iPhone app called Pocket God prompt thoughts of John Calvin and an escape to the Caribbean. But can paradise make reality any less miserable?
Plus Mrs. God, and more
David Hazony argues that the Decalogue is as relevant today as it’s ever been
Starting the Torah cycle anew and reckoning with Moses’ unfulfilled desire to reach the promised land
A haftorah of breaking down and sobering up
Little people, big questions
Stanley Moss is either the most religiously profane or profanely religious poet around
New study says when we talk about God, we mean ourselves
Terry Eagleton interviewed by JTS’s Arnie Eisen
By rejecting Maimonides’ God, ‘New Yorker’ writer says
Goyishe Gov. Charlie Crist says yes
The impact belief systems have on our happiness
A Torah portion of omnipotence and violence
Faux paranoia, a subway skirmish, and a good call by God
Holy fireworks, non-revelations about God, and Eruv 2.0
Regina Spektor’s new album finds the human in the divine
Or, every deity deserves its crib
The fundamentalism of anti-fundamentalism books
Danya Ruttenberg spent years wrestling with religion. Today she’s a rabbi.
Why projects like the Creation Museum induce religious stupor and cripple imaginations
An eleven-year-old who’s finding her way
Every time I think I’m out, He pulls me in again
When you’re called God, the pressure for genius is titanic