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
Barack Obama courted American Jews as a candidate, but the relationship is on the rocks
Shiites applaud, others suspect
Chicago and Rahm, the Semitic Fred Flintstone, and more
Plus meet Congressman Grayson, and more in the news
Iran maintains an information-warfare front—it’s called Hezbollah
The Stuxnet attack on Iran is a new development in the evolution of cyberwarfare
Israel may or may not have been behind the Stuxnet ‘worm’ attack on Iran—and it doesn’t matter whether it was
Plus R.I.P. Maury Allen, and more in the news
The Internet is reshaping our ideas of diplomacy, governance, and war—especially in the Middle East
Plus unrest in East J’lem, and more
Plus killing in the name of land, and more
A new book gives an insider’s assessment of four Israeli prime ministers—and Menachem Begin the voice he never had
Islamic Republic fails to put up much of a fight
Plus ambition we can maybe believe in, and more in the news
If Saudi Arabia gets the bomb, the rest of the Middle East is likely to go nuclear
There were more than 40 events this year celebrating Jewish culture
Two-night television series premieres Labor Day on the History channel
Hillel the Elder’s 2,000-year-old rabbinic quote is basically the new YOLO
How Maimonides explains the Hello Kitty controversy
Israeli police rule out criminality in death of 23-year-old last seen hiking
San Diego Chargers commentator will sit next game out after ‘cheap’ joke
Leading Reform rabbi cites newspaper’s one-sided coverage of Gaza war
If Jews make Israeli policy, do Wasps run England?
Update: 81-year-old comedian in medically-induced coma, ‘resting comfortably’
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