The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
From smashing Google Glasses to rejecting peace talks, failing to understand natural rights is leading to some very dark places
Members of the Mimouna Club have made it their mission to learn about Jews and Jewish life as a way of learning about themselves
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
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My grandfather told me his hometown no longer existed. But I found it—and finally came to appreciate my own heritage.
My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
A morally bankrupt exhibition in New York suggests how not to look at architecture in the Middle East—by neglecting the works’ political contexts
The young artist-provocateur Kehinde Wiley’s dignified portraits of men in Israel are the focus of a major new show at the Jewish Museum
The world’s largest democracy is now the second-largest purchaser of Iranian crude. Why is the West standing by as India exploits sanctions?
Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy
As Israel Apartheid Week returns to college campuses across the country, how should supporters of Israel fight the battle for hearts and minds?
The literary journal Di Goldene Keyt nurtured Yiddish writers in Israel and the Diaspora—and made an author in Baltimore dream
The transitive principle comes to geopolitics
Guatemala and Israel have historically shared a warm, if sometimes dark, relationship—and it is one that is bearing new fruit today
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The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
Director Joseph Cedar on Orthodox Judaism, The Social Network, and the nightmare scenario behind his latest Academy Award-nominated film
Middle East expert Robert Kagan argues in a new book that American foreign policy has spawned a golden age of liberal democracy. He’s wrong.
As tension between the two countries escalates
The battered Israeli left can advance its agenda only if it learns to stop fearing religion and embrace the notion of the Chosen People
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In his memoir ‘Positive,’ Michael Saag warns that our broken health care system is more dangerous than the AIDS epidemic
Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.