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
Another trying week on Iran and its nuclear program draws to a close
Top Israeli military and intelligence analysts are divided over which side to back in Syria’s civil war
At least until the U.S. presidential election, Netanyahu won’t risk angering Obama
Plus Syrian unrest unrests Lebanon, and more in the news
Plus Bibi in the catbird seat, and more in the news
They may smell imminent attack; they may also smell imminent elecitons
Not exactly, but Israeli politics are entering America
Plus concerns of covert Iranian breakout, and more in the news
If Israel decides to carry out a strike against Iran, the desert town of Dimona could be a likely target for retaliation. Are its residents worried?
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.
Former Mossad head continues new job as thorn in Israeli government’s side
Israel and Iran are fighting a not-so-secret clandestine war. But Israel is likely to attack Iran’s nuclear program this spring, making it official.
Plus Congress halts some aid to Palestinians, and more in the news
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
Rebuked by government, Mossad chief still offers opinions
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