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 Barak says unilateral withdrawal from West Bank should be considered
He will also make a few stops elsewhere in the region
Meanwhile, 3,000 Gaza teenagers graduate Hamas training school
Does this mean there can be peace?
Israel and Iran featured in a foreign policy debate with little substance
An October surprise with some curious timing
Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president
Plus cantors and rabbis take the Food Stamp Challenge
+972 Magazine strikes up an unlikely conversation
Israel’s long-term health is also imperiled
Stolen Kremlin records show how the Soviets, including Gorbachev, created many of today’s Middle East conflicts
Birthright Israel will take 40,000 young Jews on a free trip to the Jewish state this year. We’re joining them.
New ICG report calls for reset of current negotiations paradigm
Has unity coalition loosened Netanyahu?
Plus Britain wants to skirt a part of the Iran embargo, 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