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
Novelist defeats favorites McCarthy, Carey
Israeli novelist accepts his lot
Jews have always had a special connection to magazines, and it’s Jews—like Sidney Harman, new owner of Newsweek—who will reinvent them
A haftorah of dreams and delusions
How a vintage Israeli pop song became an international summer camp sensation
Plus PR amateur hour, and more
Conservative impresario prepares a Mideast site
Who will make The New Yorker’s under-40 cut?
On the Golan, Hamas, and—yes—J Street
Malcolm Gladwell, panelists discuss their former faiths
Plus is the construction freeze bad for the environment?
One word for it might be ‘nagging’
Old-school Jewish class distinctions in blogger’s ‘New Yorker’ riposte
Hits 2nd Avenue Deli, makes dumb joke
It’s so much worse than ‘Basterds’
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