Defending champion Magnus Carlsen has his hands full with his pugnacious challenger, Sergey Karjakin of Russia, who badly wants to bring a title back home
George Deek is an Arab in a Jewish state and Christian in a predominantly Muslim Arab world—and he recognizes that his multilayered identity is an asset
Scenes from a human chain outside a synagogue in Oslo on Shabbat
Why ‘Islamophobia’ in Europe cannot be equated with anti-Semitism, either in nature or degree
New legislation on the religious practice goes against the European grain
Norwegian museum returning $20 million painting to art dealer’s family
Health Minister says he doesn’t plan to outlaw the practice
The prime minister’s son’s love life is of no theological-historical significance
Plus 10,000-year-old structure found near Jerusalem, and more in the news
Health ministry to introduce 2014 legislation to ‘regulate ritual circumcision’
The cranky anti-hero of ‘Norwegian by Night’ may be demented, but he’s no fool when it comes to patriotism, identity, and time
Plus Amar’e, Toulouse, and stuffed cabbage kugel
The recent massacres in Oslo, Norway, and Hama, Syria, were both carried out by heartless sociopaths. Why does one of them—Syria’s Bashar al-Assad—continue to enjoy diplomatic relations with Washington?
Music that tastes like chicken, Pesach on the beach, and more
Once staunch supporters of Israel, Norwegians have shifted to a pro-Palestinian stance. What changed?
Good reasons for low hopes in the Mideast, and more in the news
Batwoman for D.C. mayor, Norway compartmentalizes, and praying via Twitter
Can literature help bring peace to the Middle East?