Steven Salaita’s case isn’t about free speech. It’s about common sense, and the rightful consequences of bigotry and violence.
Why ‘Islamophobia’ in Europe cannot be equated with anti-Semitism, either in nature or degree
With Central American children at our borders, the United States, and the West, cannot just criticize Israel
From Black Rock City to the Negev Desert, the sandy camping trip comes to the Middle East
Karl Stern, Canadian psychiatrist and writer, was in his day a famous Catholic convert. Why has he been forgotten?
In the movie ‘Kicking Out Shoshana,’ a popular athlete pretends to be gay. The result is both funny and surprisingly meaningful.
‘Let the Celebrations Begin,’ an acclaimed and controversial Australian children’s book, raises questions about Holocaust education
Jewish grandma Isadora Alman pioneered the American sex-advice column, then found her work obsolete.
Talmudic rabbis debate professional eulogizers, trying to strike a balance between the holy and the mundane
The leaked State Department cables reveal the diplomatic seduction that defines relationships in the Middle East
Plus new referendum law, anti-Semitism in Britain, and more in the news
A Jewish conspiracy? Well, sorta
Plus Farkas for presidente! and more
Plus a Chernobyl in Iran? and more
A new book explores the ‘petrodiplomatic complex’ and Saudi influence on U.S. foreign policy
If Saudi Arabia gets the bomb, and more
If Saudi Arabia gets the bomb, the rest of the Middle East is likely to go nuclear
Israel and Arab states share fear of Iran
Plus Kagan discusses Chinese food, and more in the news
Geoffrey Wawro’s Quicksand misses an opportunity to make an isolationist critique of U.S. Middle East policy
Why pick on our friends but not our enemies?
Plus come back Sunday for the West Bank, and more in the news
Plus the talks must go on, Iranian dissenters, and more in the news
Where we see coincidences in U.S. news coverage of the Middle East, locals see conspiracies—and sometimes they’re right
There were more than 40 events this year celebrating Jewish culture
Two-night television series premieres Labor Day on the History channel
Hillel the Elder’s 2,000-year-old rabbinic quote is basically the new YOLO
How Maimonides explains the Hello Kitty controversy
Israeli police rule out criminality in death of 23-year-old last seen hiking
San Diego Chargers commentator will sit next game out after ‘cheap’ joke
Leading Reform rabbi cites newspaper’s one-sided coverage of Gaza war
If Jews make Israeli policy, do Wasps run England?
Update: 81-year-old comedian in medically-induced coma, ‘resting comfortably’
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
Forging ancient artifacts, procuring army sick passes, and pretending to be normal after a traumatic brain injury
After making a splash back home, the creators of the Hebrew-language program are launching an English version on Vox Tablet