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 Natalie Portman to go nearly nude for charity
Tel Aviv riot was incited by some politicians; political failure is general
Plus Paladino and his rabbi, and more in the news
On Israel’s left and right, calls for binationalism are gaining ground. But the idea is a betrayal of Zionism, and of Judaism.
Plus Huckabee hearts Israel, Bullock’s bris, and more
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet