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
But now the country’s Jewish community is divided between those lining up with Moscow and those joining the revolution in Kiev
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
Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career
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.’
After reading my book out loud, I finally accepted the truth: I’m just not an oral tradition kind of guy
The Iranian leader went a different route yesterday
Plus Syria’s bloodiest day yet
Avoiding the U.N. circus would have sent a stronger message about the gravity of the Iranian threat
The New York Post welcomes the Iranian president to town in style
Plus ‘Homeland’ scores huge at the Emmys
Plus South Africa’s Zulu king will visit Israel
The United Nations envoy to Syria washes his hands of Syria
The real tests are yet to come.
Diplomacy has failed in Syria. What next?
Oxford-style debate raged over U.N. membership
P.A. moves will also prompt withholding of crucial aid
Plus the crisis moves toward Syria, and more in the news
The movie star Jon Voight, once an icon of the counterculture, is now among America’s loudest conservative voices supporting Israel
After Barack Obama’s rejection of the Palestinian U.N. statehood move last week, Israeli envoy Michael Oren sees the U.S.-Israel relationship as strong
Emergency Committee for Israel spot ran this week; too close to the U.N.?
As the 91-year-old Yiddish theater star embarks on a Purim cabaret show, we revisit his appearance on Vox Tablet
Edmund Levin plumbs trial transcripts to examine how one of Russia’s biggest court cases fed on the myth of Jewish malice