Don’t call yourselves progressives if you put up with religiously zealous, violent maniacs like Hamas
AIPAC, the so-called Jewish Lobby, has no influence in the White House and is scared to speak out
A new book shows how Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky was the ancestor of the Jews who now serve in the hate-Israel movement
What happened when Kenneth Fearing’s Communist sympathies came up against his ideas about art?
Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?
With the No. 1 album in America, the parodist proves yet again the full depth of his genius
Roman Jews have had a long love affair with tomatoes. This recipe for oven-browned ‘pomodori a mezzo’ will show you why.
For two weeks at Camp Simcha every summer, campers aren’t kids with cancer or kids with cerebral palsy. They’re just kids.
Antic embellishments, like Esther being good in bed, help Talmudic rabbis to more fully explicate the text’s divine meaning
A friendship with an ambassador reveals the great writer’s surprising relationship with Israel
A startling example of life imitating art
Young Israeli soldiers have pushed older commanders into adopting a more aggressive social media strategy
In 2007, I traveled to Sderot to make a film. Months later, I made it my home—and Gaza my neighbor.
As rockets rain down on Israel, an Atlanta JCC bans Peter Beinart. When did we become so narrow-minded?
Tel Aviv’s fashion week is torn in two, but politicization has been stitched into the country’s fabric since 1949
How the British Marxist and anti-Zionist, who died last week, influenced the writing of Jewish history
Berlin’s Jewish Museum gave Judith Butler and Germans permission to indulge dangerous political impulses
Well, the game was in Florida but…you know.
Why the future of American Judaism as we know it depends on the survival of the Jewish state
In West Jerusalem, neighborhood borders are often marked by the political graffiti sprayed on the streets
When I lectured my friends about Obama’s stance on Israel, I ended up alienating—not enlightening—them
Sunday marks the anniversary of the 1946 attack on the British. My 91-year-old grandfather helped carry it out.
I was drawn to Mali’s nomads and their musical pleas for a homeland, until they allied with Islamists
A trip to Israel connected participants to our Jewishness. But it didn’t make us more politically engaged.
NPR anchor passes away at 68
Getting to the bottom of what the war in Gaza is about
‘Snapshot’ highlights traces of the city’s past using Polaroid-style frames
Day 23 of Operation Protective Edge
And a challenge for our readers
Says she’s also Menachem Begin’s third cousin
A teacher’s story
The famed and controversial atheist weighs in on Gaza
Israelis debate end goals of the campaign
Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis
How one shy, whistle-blowing intern in an Amsterdam archive uncovered a travesty that insulted a decimated community
Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority