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
A look back at the 1998 scandal that rocked the White House and the country
Purim may be over, but there’s always time for presidential pastry selections
White House canine companions from Bo Obama to Tipsy Washington
Will discuss Iran nuclear program and Mideast peace process with Obama
The historical relationship—and the proximity to power it afforded—enabled wider acceptance of Jews in America
Matt Nosanchuk played key role on administration’s DOMA litigation team
For Sharon Kleinbaum—friend of Christine Quinn, partner to Randi Weingarten—the personal is political
We hardly knew ye, awesome-sounding White House party
If North Korea has the bomb, as this week’s nuclear test indicated, then for all practical purposes, so does Iran
Plus Sarkozy takes $200,000 speaking fee and offends the crowd
The West Wing actor is the perfect candidate for the job of White House liaison to the Jewish community
Jack Lew, Obama’s pick for Treasury secretary, is the highest-ranking Orthodox Jew in U.S. government history
If the past few weeks are any guide, it looks like the open feud between Jerusalem and Washington is over
Plus a report that Israel wanted to bomb Syria chemical stockpiles
The White House’s response to the anti-Islam video is proof of the enduring influence of Edward Said’s ideas
There were more than 40 events this year celebrating Jewish culture
Two-night television series premieres Labor Day on the History channel
Hillel the Elder’s 2,000-year-old rabbinic quote is basically the new YOLO
How Maimonides explains the Hello Kitty controversy
Israeli police rule out criminality in death of 23-year-old last seen hiking
San Diego Chargers commentator will sit next game out after ‘cheap’ joke
Leading Reform rabbi cites newspaper’s one-sided coverage of Gaza war
If Jews make Israeli policy, do Wasps run England?
Update: 81-year-old comedian in medically-induced coma, ‘resting comfortably’
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