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
The compelling, intimate look at the family glosses over one important detail
Forget Clint Eastwood’s surreal speech.
The evangelical, who previously trafficked in anti-Mormon tropes, validated Romney’s religion in his RNC speech
Meir Soloveichik, scion of a famous Orthodox dynasty, will give the Republicans’ invocation
At Sunday school, I learned about the Israelites and end-times. Then bar mitzvah season began.
Is there a Jewish equivalent to the translation of sacred to political?
Romney adviser Fred Malek takes a stand
Mitt Romney’s candidacy has revived the canard that Mormons are plotting to take over America. Jews have faced that charge for centuries.
Plus Mormon baptisms of dead Jews, and more
Or at least our first non-Gentile one
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