Daniel Gordis examines the legacy of the Israeli statesman who fled the Holocaust, fought the Mandate, and made peace with Egypt
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
Yet another difficult internal and ancient debate that modern Jews are unlikely to resolve
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
In recent novels, sermons, and Bible-study guides, evangelicals and mainline Protestants alike find inspiration in the biblical tale
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.’
Plus officially no Palestinian unity, and more in the news
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
Plus Hariri indictments handed down, and more in the news
Plus, September still looms, post-barrier Bil’in, and more in the news
Plus, Clinton criticizes flotilla, Netanyahu Facebook scandal, and more in the news
Plus, Abbas says he would skip U.N. push, and more in the news
Change represents victory for Israel and, even more, Obama
Plus, the Syrian troubles continue, and more in the news
Plus, West Bank mosque arson, anti-anti-circumcision victory, and more
Palestinians, seemingly turned off by U.N. vote, tentatively agree to peace talks
And how it could prompt real concessions from Israel and the U.S.
The Palestinians are laying the groundwork for unilaterally declared statehood. If Israel prepares properly, the move can be a boon for the Jewish state, too.
The prospects for a Palestinian state have rarely been more grim
Plus Palestinian statehood en español et français, and more in the news
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet