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
But now the country’s Jewish community is divided between those lining up with Moscow and those joining the revolution in Kiev
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
Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career
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.’
After reading my book out loud, I finally accepted the truth: I’m just not an oral tradition kind of guy
A writer’s plea goes up in smoke
A new study funded by the U.S. undercuts the notion that Palestinian schools incite violence against Israel
My beloved Beitar Jerusalem has some racist fans. Instead of abandoning the team, we should take it back.
A vote to officially allow English at the Jerusalem institution is part of a longer history of Zionist concessions
In most places, the No Pants Subway Ride is just a prank. How’d it go over in a city that prizes modesty?
Plus snow blankets Jerusalem and much of Israel
Plus Richard Ben Cramer dies at 62
Plus Syrian police chief defects as post-Assad era looms
Plus the Women of the Wall return
Is it actually the “death knell” for the two-state solution?
Parents in a tight-knit neighborhood believe a pedophile ring is terrorizing children. What if it doesn’t exist?
World leaders visit Israel, West Bank, and Egypt in effort to forge ceasefire
Looking back on this week and looking nervously forward
Reports that areas near Jerusalem have been struck by rockets from Gaza
Jerusalem’s Israel museum persuasively shows that Hasidism is not only, or even really, about religion
Gives press conference in front of Navy-intercepted rockets bound for Gaza
Calls for Robert Levinson’s return to U.S. seven years after his disappearance
Life imitates art with announcement timed to the film’s French release
The Purim parody videos have arrived
Tens of thousands flood lower Manhattan to challenge proposed legislation
Jewish heritage archivist and his wife found dead in their Prague apartment
Washington Heights barber advertises $12 haircuts for Jewish customers
Historians explain the man of the moment in Ukraine
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet
Edmund Levin plumbs trial transcripts to examine how one of Russia’s biggest court cases fed on the myth of Jewish malice