Steven Salaita’s case isn’t about free speech. It’s about common sense, and the rightful consequences of bigotry and violence.
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
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.
‘Let the Celebrations Begin,’ an acclaimed and controversial Australian children’s book, raises questions about Holocaust education
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
Rabbi Shalom Cohen has likened Modern Orthodox Jews to Amalek
Plus Israeli brain drain rates top in the West, and more in the news
600,000 people attended his funeral in Jerusalem yesterday. Here’s why.
The influential rabbi draws the country’s largest funeral crowd in history
The influential and divisive spiritual leader of Israel’s Sephardim leaves contradictory legacy
Featuring Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen, and Idan Raichel
By failing to name a street after the controversial philosopher, the city of Jerusalem proved he was right
Leaked email shows Kenneth Roth comparing mullahs to Shas
This week in Israel: borders are breached, a truck runs amok, Netanyahu tests the waters, Barak stands accused, and rabbis fireproof the Sabbath
Plus, the second annual flotilla, Shas says don’t smoke, and more
Prestige hurt, but Turkish diplomacy is back
Plus ambition we can maybe believe in, and more in the news
Plus political rabbi gets U.S. scold, and more in the news
Today’s rabbinic culture is closing the door to converts, and ignoring its own history in the process
Intel to hire shabbos goyim; a woman arrested at the Western Wall
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