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
Plus wait ’til at least next year for Iranian nuke, and more in the news
Why pick on our friends but not our enemies?
Where we see coincidences in U.S. news coverage of the Middle East, locals see conspiracies—and sometimes they’re right
Plus intermarriage blessings, George Mitchell in full, and more in the news
Plus, understanding through translation, the war on lox, and more
Plus the China exemption, more power to Levin, and more in the news
Plus MoDo on the Saudis, directing indirect talks, and more in the news
Plus Dubai cause-of-death, Snooki’s glassy Purim, and more in the news
Plus A’jad in Damascus, Madoff by any other name, and more
Today in the Dubai Murder Mystery
Plus Senator Zuckerman, a very funny Tweet, and more
The big story, plus Damascus meeting, and more in the news
Plus new U.S. Syria envoy also killed Jesse James, and more
Why peace with Syria is more urgent than ever
Sniping and saber-rattling at unusually high levels
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