Why ‘Islamophobia’ in Europe cannot be equated with anti-Semitism, either in nature or degree
With Central American children at our borders, the United States, and the West, cannot just criticize Israel
A former AP correspondent explains how and why reporters get Israel so wrong, and why it matters
From Black Rock City to the Negev Desert, the sandy camping trip comes to the Middle East
Karl Stern, Canadian psychiatrist and writer, was in his day a famous Catholic convert. Why has he been forgotten?
In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.
Jewish grandma Isadora Alman pioneered the American sex-advice column, then found her work obsolete.
Talmudic rabbis debate professional eulogizers, trying to strike a balance between the holy and the mundane
Showing my teenage daughter around the city, I realized that each generation remembers—and forgets—its own Jerusalem
Michael Chabon’s new novel Telegraph Avenue is typically stylish, but overwritten
Ellen Ullman’s new novel pushes a psychoanalyst, a patient, and a mysterious eavesdropper back to their traumatic roots—in the Holocaust
Elie Wiesel’s Night and Jerzy Kosinski’s The Painted Bird established the child’s perspective as a useful lens for confronting the Holocaust
A case for Walter Mosley’s inclusion in the American Jewish literary canon
Eavesdropping on a book-club meeting and lamenting the unloved life of a writer
Discussing ‘The Frozen Rabbi’ with author Steve Stern, who’s stuck in the Jewish past
Plus, making gelt, and bruchot for Beckham?
Daniel Levin and Austin Ratner could have been professionals; instead they became novelists
A novelist reflects on what it means to be a Jewish writer
A young German reinvents the Holocaust novel
Time has arrived to rock the world of fiction
A son faces the ghosts his father left behind
A novelist brings to life a shameful episode in American history
The author of Stern remembers his heady first days on the literary scene
After 50 days of fighting, Israel and Hamas agree to Egypt-mediated truce
Aaron Sofer, 23, was last seen hiking in the Jerusalem Forest
Blue and white-striped pajama shirt supposedly inspired by Western movies
Flooded by information requests, D.C. museum researchers scour the archives
Britain’s Jews cope with anti-Semitic backlash triggered by Gaza operation
N.F.L commentator makes ‘Jews are cheap’ joke during preseason game
Amr Waked’s Lucy smooch lands him in hot water online
Residents in areas with large Jewish populations receive unsettling letter
Kosher-certified baked goods company closing plant after nearly a century
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury
After making a splash back home, the creators of the Hebrew-language program are launching an English version on Vox Tablet