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
Yiddish writer’s papers may wind up in Jerusalem
A death becomes a rebirth, and more
Reports of its death are greatly exaggerated
Plus a heist wife, Israel’s size does’t matter, and more
Plus Wisse kvells over Yiddish, Israel sells itself, and more
An Argentinian dissident, a Yiddish poet, Afro-Semitic beats
‘How,’ ‘The Lead Plates at the Rom Press,’ and ‘1981’
Plus prime Yiddish Department threatened, and more in the news
Cartoonist Milt Gross’s 1927 visit from a Yiddish-accented St. Nicholas
How a latter-day vaudevillian from Kansas City got himself to speak perfect Yiddish
Berkeley symposium took a prurient look at Yiddish culture
A new box set offers a taste of one of the world’s great Jewish music collections
What the use of Yiddish phrases can tell us about contemporary American Jewry
I.J. joins I.B. with his own Facebook ‘Appreciation Society’
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