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
Should rabbis and other clerics engage in politics? Only, it seems, if they support liberal policies.
Policies proposed by Mitt Romney, especially on education, are antithetical to fairness and compassion
Blue-collar bard actually wears blue collar at Obama campaign concert
Plus Sherman v. Berman: a rumble of the Jews?
Plus Turkey accuses Russia of arming Syria, and more
A busy week in Holocaust misappropriation
Republican and Democratic politicians are reviving a favorite Nazi debating point this election season
Rabbi Meir Soloveichik leads the RNC crowd in prayer
The three factors that explain why a Republican president is no more likely to stage a pre-emptive attack
Even more about the Jews
Plus, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi ousts Egyptian generals
Former Sen. Russ Feingold could replace retiring Sen. Herb Kohl
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