David Hartman, my late study partner, wanted to be a great rabbi. He ended up in a war for Judaism’s future.
Zionism and the coming age of isolation
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Israelis haven’t become radicals. They’ve just abandoned a delusion.
Under rookie politician Naftali Bennett, religious Zionism is finally becoming Israel’s political mainstream
Adrift at home, a woman sets out to find the Promised Land—in Jamaica, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Israel
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.
After an anti-Semitic incident at boarding school, I denied being Jewish for years. Israel is changing things.
Israel as our homeland because our ancestors were here. No religion required.
The famed hairdresser, who died Wednesday, fought against British fascists and then for Israel’s independence
The Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy is being smeared as an imperialist for calling out gender apartheid in the Mideast. She’s dead right.
The Russian-Jewish indie star headlines a benefit for HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, an aging philanthropy seeking new attention
As Israel Apartheid Week returns to college campuses across the country, how should supporters of Israel fight the battle for hearts and minds?
The literary journal Di Goldene Keyt nurtured Yiddish writers in Israel and the Diaspora—and made an author in Baltimore dream
In his last book, the late intellectual Tony Judt is sharp as ever—offering biting comments about American Jews, Israel, and his ex-wives
The battered Israeli left can advance its agenda only if it learns to stop fearing religion and embrace the notion of the Chosen People
Newt Gingrich says the Palestinians are an “invented people.” They are, like many others in the Middle East. It’s a useful myth the U.S. must support.