Scholar Ruth Wisse likes to laugh as much anyone, but also sees peril when Jews can’t seem to quit clowning around. In ‘No Joke’ she explains why.
Agents of Influence: Assad’s bloody grip on power in Syria shows how hard it is to dislodge a determined despot
The woman responsible for ‘In Treatment’ on living in the diaspora, defending Israel, and grabbing a cigarette with a general
The scholar, critic, and masterful translator remains dedicated to uncovering the full subtlety and intelligence of the stories in sacred texts
New movie offers a glimpse into the insular ultra-Orthodox community
In the village of Battir, green ideals and cultural heritage override detailed plans for Israel’s separation wall