A new animated movie charmingly wrestles with one of Jewish theology’s thorniest questions
What kind of Zionist was Gershom Scholem?
Sex and drugs and Passover Seders: In a new documentary, two sisters reflect on their years on The Farm in the 1970s
I have a lot in common with the conscientious objector. So, why can’t I stomach his decision to avoid IDF service?
Revisiting Jewish Germany history online
At a preschool Hanukkah celebration—held in a nice liberal church—an atheistic Jew wonders where he fits in, and what to tell his daughter
On Yom Kippur, a day of remembrance, offering a blessing for the life and death of books
Creating Jewishness in a post-religious age: Leon Uris’ Exodus and S.Y. Agnon’s Only Yesterday paint Israel’s history in broad and fine strokes
A pound of flesh, a lion with a thorn in his paw, an all-powerful book—a new collection of Jewish folktales from Arab lands sheds light on the universality of the genre
This week’s parasha argues that to become a great leader one must see beyond earthly concerns. It’s a lesson Israel’s current leadership could stand to revisit.
The rabbi who co-officiated at the Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding on his journey to accepting intermarriage
A haftorah of misgivings and misplaced trust
Butler, West, others speak at Cooper Union
Tracing Hilary Putnam’s roadmap to God
A onetime scientist’s progression from atheism to spiritualism