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
Plus the full broadcast from Ed Koch’s funeral
An intense morning for the defense secretary nominee
Plus, is Israel retaliating for the UN vote?
Joe rides the Shabbat elevator with McCain, tells a bad joke
Conservatives, Senate accuse White House; White House accuses NYT
A vocal majority of evangelical Christians are zealous supporters of Israel. But a growing movement seeks to align them with the Palestinian cause.
Plus Paul’s turn on Jerusalem, the Marvin Miller baseball card, and more
Russ Feingold publishes book, joins Obama campaign
A review of 175 major Jewish Republican donors shows that many who gave in the 2008 primary have yet to pony up for a GOP candidate. Why the wait?
Florida’s Falics have provided half of Bibi’s donations
As race heads to New Hampshire, who could still make some noise?
The Jewish state’s strongest supporters (and leader) don’t want it politicized
Plus hip prayer shawls, McCain calls for Pollard’s release, and more
Kyl’s retirement would have meant an opening for Giffords
Rating the candidates’ chances
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