Daniel Gordis examines the legacy of the Israeli statesman who fled the Holocaust, fought the Mandate, and made peace with Egypt
Purim reminds us it’s unusual for Jews to indulge in recreational boozing—one reason Polish nobles liked having them run taverns
In Lahore a Facebook group dedicated to atheists and agnostics serves a silent minority in the world’s other religious nation-state
Yet another difficult internal and ancient debate that modern Jews are unlikely to resolve
Dudu Tassa immerses himself in the Arabic music of his late grandfather and reinterprets it for modern audiences
Peter and Martine Halban run England’s most cosmopolitan and finely curated Jewish and Middle Eastern-themed literary press
In recent novels, sermons, and Bible-study guides, evangelicals and mainline Protestants alike find inspiration in the biblical tale
Why read the Talmud as a secular Jew? In part, for its expression of an independent Jewish creativity and spirituality.
We publish a comic holiday newsletter for our friends. Recently it started to feel like work, until I learned the meaning of ‘mitzvah.’
A popular Yiddish novelist strove for immortality by taking on Jesus, but it cost him his core audience and made him a marked man
Shmuel Hasfari’s long-running The Master of the House is a smash hit in Tel Aviv. Can it make it in the O.C.?
Composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown hasn’t always had an easy time fitting in. Neither have his characters.
F. Murray Abraham tackles theater’s most vexing villains
A young Chicago newspaperman thought he was perfect for the part of his hero
Seven decades after Stella Adler originated the role, will Clifford Odets’ Bronx matriarch be harder to digest, or easier to dismiss?
One-person shows dominate the Fringe festival
Shadowtime seems to strive for difficulty for its own sake
A critic lambasts Tony Kushner as a self-loathing Jew for Caroline, or Change
Preemptive strikes denounced an “ethnically cleansed” revival, and critics took the bait. But does nostalgia really honor tradition?
No casualties reported in largest attack since 2012
Watchdog group reports 23 percent increase in incidents since 2012
Calls for quotas to gradually increase annual Haredi IDF enrollment numbers
Samuel M. Lewis helped broker the 1978 Camp David Accords
Bill Maher delivers mortal offense by comparing comic to Jewish state
Locals say anti-Semitic vandalism the work of organized neo-Nazi groups
College administration removes sign advertising Israel Apartheid Week
Chabad emissary forced to leave her community amidst Russian occupation
Leo Bretholz was set to testify on behalf of proposed Maryland law this week
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet