A new genre of journalism brings up the good, the bad, and the ugly of liberal soul-searching
Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas
AIPAC, the so-called Jewish Lobby, has no influence in the White House and is scared to speak out
Art-world pervert flaunts mirrored balloons, oodles of cash at the Whitney
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?
Brian Schwadron studied with indigenous healers around the world. Now he’s using what he learned to create wedding banquets.
Roman Jews have had a long love affair with tomatoes. This recipe for oven-browned ‘pomodori a mezzo’ will show you why.
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
An Israeli reality TV show sends hopeful Mizrahi pop stars to California to chase the American Dream
How the godfather of X-rated animation—subject of recent screenings—paved the way for South Park
U.K. reality show Jewish Mum of the Year hunts for the most unbearable person on Earth
Judge Howie Mandel says the kippah-clad 14-year-old could win it all
In pageant show Honey Boo Boo, pop culture finally has a convincing take on the aspirations of newcomers
Bravo’s talk-show host, author of the new memoir Most Talkative, is heir to a gossipy tradition in television
New reality show, ‘Shunned,’ follows three formerly Orthodox Jews
Shahs of Sunset, Bravo’s latest Hobbesian experiment on the lives of the nouveau riche, is a fascinating piece of television—in spite of itself
The new TLC reality show All-American Muslim doesn’t do enough to display the theological and intellectual diversity of Islam in the U.S.
The Bachelorette and the construction manager
Imagining “Keeping Up With the Mubaraks,” a reality show of life in exile, as the Egyptian president’s 30-year rule comes to an end
Finally, a horrible reality star who is no shanda
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Netanyahu vows to press on until tunnel threat eliminated
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Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority