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 17th of Tammuz, which falls on Tuesday, has additional meaning this year
Ruins from Second Temple period uncovered during construction of new hotel
Yet another difficult internal and ancient debate that modern Jews are unlikely to resolve
Judaism’s manual of sacred technology prizes holiness over beauty, action over thought, and ritual over belief
The great Judean builder and his outsized ego are the subject of a monumental Israel Museum exhibit
On my list of worries this Tisha B’Av: Iran, Egypt—and the ugly ways we Jews talk to one another
Creating Jewishness in a post-religious age: Leon Uris’ Exodus and S.Y. Agnon’s Only Yesterday paint Israel’s history in broad and fine strokes
Everything you ever wanted to know about the countdown to Tisha B’Av
Von Brunn’s descent, school rules, and parking protests
How Judaism remade itself in the wake of the Second Temple’s destruction
NPR anchor passes away at 68
Getting to the bottom of what the war in Gaza is about
‘Snapshot’ highlights traces of the city’s past using Polaroid-style frames
Day 23 of Operation Protective Edge
And a challenge for our readers
Says she’s also Menachem Begin’s third cousin
A teacher’s story
The famed and controversial atheist weighs in on Gaza
Israelis debate end goals of the campaign
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