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.’
Reza Aslan’s powerful new ‘Zealot’ paints a vivid, accessible portrait of Jesus as a Jewish nationalist
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.
Levantine lives, stone synagogues, faithful feminists, minority Muslims, and Jewish jokes
The new Words Without Borders anthology of writing from the Middle East is marred by a key omission
Valley on Valley, Hitch on faith, and more
Your Flotilla opinion round-up
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet