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 Rabbi Shmuley Boteach gets a huge Adelson boost
Plus a mysterious death in Paris
Plus a settler leader gets profiled by the Times
Plus a Gaza building boom?
Shimon Peres angers officials by saying Israel shouldn’t go it alone
Plus, Michael Oren says the Israeli embassy was targeted by Iran
Plus, an update on Hungary’s favorite alleged Nazi war criminal
Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?
But does the punishment fit the crime?
Also, Yom Kippur ultimatum to U.S. for commit to Iran strike?
What the link to Iran means and doesn’t mean
Plus, United States pushes back on Iran intelligence report
Plus, Egypt and Israel both say security cooperation is at all-time high
And Iran and Syria are still fond of each other
Signs do not point to Iran
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet