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.’
Plus the Holocaust Museum on Von Brunn, and more
Von Brunn, 89, succumbs in prison hospital
Good reasons for low hopes in the Mideast, and more in the news
Does a ‘hate crime’ designation really mean anything?
Striking it rich, preparing for battle, and objecting to an award for Mary Robinson
Von Brunn’s descent, school rules, and parking protests
In von Brunn artwork
Hate crime, international law, and more in the news
While friends remember slain guard and canceled play moves to GWU
P.M. speech preview, Holocaust Museum reopens, and more in the morning papers
How alleged Holocaust Museum shooter James von Brunn fits into the current state of American anti-Semitism.
Lipstadt talk stopped by shooting
For surge of right-wing violence?
While dressed as Ahmadinejad
The alleged shooter ‘paints and plots’
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet