What’s needed is more tribalism, not less
A conversation with the noted garbologist about Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Meir Kahane, being a drug dealer, and what’s wrong with NY today
Who else can step up and rescue the faith from the fanatics who’ve hijacked it?
A new collection of the late historian’s essays says more about his prejudices than about his achievements
Why my sisters can’t think straight about Israel
Medea Benjamin, of CODEPINK, says she does not regret participating in the New Horizons conference in Tehran, a haven for paranoid anti-Semitism
How under the weight of history, all memory becomes holy—even the memory that should not
An excerpt from ‘Double Bind’ questions the logic of ‘One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter’
The new documentary fails to elicit answers to the most important, and still unresolved, questions about the Iraq War
Kaddish for the recently deceased poet with a history of bigotry, from a poet with a feeling for jazz
The man behind post-Sept. 11 TV opens up about his background, what goes on in writers rooms, and what he’s working on now
A century after the last blood libel trial, the idea that Jews drink Christian vital fluid is still alive and well
Zero Dark Thirty and the Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.
Post-Sept. 11 fear and regret loom over the gripping new season of the Emmy-winning terrorism drama
Thane Rosenbaum’s young-adult novel The Stranger Within Sarah Stein, takes on the Holocaust and Sept. 11 but can’t reconcile Jewish past and future
The Sept. 11 attacks altered many people’s convictions. For ultra-Orthodox Jews, they reinforced a strongly held belief in divine authority.
A new anthology, Contending with Catastrophe, asks preeminent Orthodox rabbis to make sense of Sept. 11
Rescue Me, ending a seven-year run on FX, was the best artistic engagement with Sept. 11, and with the wounds New York sustained that day
The American Jewish response to Sept. 11 interprets—but doesn’t explain—the anti-Semitism, trauma, and mourning that still linger after the attacks
PTSD expert Yuval Neria talks about cutting-edge and time-worn approaches to healing in the aftermath of trauma
Obama’s unsuccessful foreign policy in the Mideast is based not on idealism or realpolitik but anti-colonialism, a legacy of the collapse of the European empires
The leaked State Department cables reveal the diplomatic seduction that defines relationships in the Middle East
A brief history of information warfare
A deaf Muslim atheist responds defiantly to the debate over the ‘Ground Zero mosque’
Was Meir Kahane’s murder al-Qaida’s earliest attack on U.S. soil?