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
The ‘Times’ literally catches up with Howard Jacobson
Novelist defeats favorites McCarthy, Carey
Roth day, Beck-ian scholarship, and more
Singing of a land long gone, and more
Howard Jacobson is the underdog but our favorite
The Man Booker Prize winner profiles hardbat ping-pong champ Marty Reisman, who never lost his taste for winning
Man Booker winner Howard Jacobson talks about English anti-Semitism, ping-pong, and the seriousness of Jewish jokes
Doctorow and Oz have a chance; Jacobson remains underdog
All about Stuxnet, and more
In The Finkler Question, Howard Jacobson sees Jewish shame and non-Jewish philo-Semitism as two sides of one coin
Plus the politics of Israeli daylight savings time, and more
‘British Philip Roth’ is the 8:1 underdog
Our official Man Booker nominee
The British novelist on England, the Jews, and anti-Semitism today
A British paper asks, and four brainiacs stumble to answer
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