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
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.’
But how much longer can Israel pull off its game?
Well we do the best we can!
Plus the talks must go on, Iranian dissenters, and more in the news
Plus, “Heroes of the Holocaust,” nighttime raids, and a morality poll
Israeli move seems designed to antagonize
Plus intermarriage blessings, George Mitchell in full, and more in the news
The ‘proximity talks,’ and what happens if they fail
Plus Biden in Jerusalem, Iran throws an elbow at Russia, and more in the news
Plus a heist wife, Israel’s size does’t matter, and more
Plus, another Jewish N.Y. Senate candidate, oh no Canada, and more
First speech as president to major Jewish group
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