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
A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
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?
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
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.
Antic embellishments, like Esther being good in bed, help Talmudic rabbis to more fully explicate the text’s divine meaning
The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act
Two items making the news today
Asher Lopatin succeeds Avi Weiss at an influential seminary, offering a pluralistic version of Orthodoxy
Thanks to the patchwork of laws about same-sex marriage, I got trapped in legal limbo when I wanted a divorce
The Supreme Court will hear some big cases during Passover
The same-sex marriage cases will be heard at the end of next month
A battle over marriage equality spills over into the icing
Plus with Syrian conflict in mind, Israel plans a fence in the Golan Heights
A surprising call for conservatives to stop running against it
A new American portrait emerges
When I got engaged—to another rabbi, and another woman—my grandmother’s approval didn’t come easy
Passes in a landslide
On same-sex marriage, Orthodox Jews should keep the religious and civil separate—as they do on other issues
Plus more power to Bibi, and more
Plus Israeli minister cautions on settlement growth, and more
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