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
Conservative showman speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s fundraiser
Plus U.S. electioneering on Israel, and more in the news
Speech, designed to help Israel with Europe, could hurt Obama at home
The Jewish state’s strongest supporters (and leader) don’t want it politicized
Does this make him the 12th Jewish senator?
Plus yes that is a creepy Sharon sculpture, and more
The identity gets a makeover
Candidate in Democratic primary supports it; most oppose her
Plus Jews compliment Hitler, Who Dat?!, and more
The end of Jewish-Dem alliance? Not so fast, notes JTA.
Charms, gripes, and the language of racism
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