The first Jewish member of Congress was a virulent nativist and anti-immigration troll who ended his life in an insane asylum. He was also acclaimed as the most brilliant orator of his age.
Why chasing game through the forest remains the most brutal, boring, indubitably non-Jewish pastime on the planet
As an educator and feminist activist, Alice Shalvi has been a major force for decades. At 92, she shares her life story in her new memoir, ‘Never a Native.’
Get your tickets for Unorthodox Live, coming to Cleveland Nov. 5th
A Midwest road trip makes a mother ponder independence, parenting, and Jewishness
Why Germany seeks to increase trade with a murderous theocracy bent on Israel’s destruction
What concentrations of wealth unseen since the Gilded Age have wrought on the global art market, and what they portend for the future
‘I am enjoying Vienna enormously,’ the composer wrote to his parents in 1966, ‘as much as a Jew can’
A response to Rabbi Avi Shafran’s claims that Jewish law protects Orthodox women from sexual abuse
The slain prime minister’s granddaughter lashes out at Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli government
The case for a new Hebrew month of poetry and heeding the wakeful heart
In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic rabbis—debating the origins of the omer—explore the sanctity of different forms of wheat. Plus: Can seeds found in elephant dung be made clean by replanting?
Why American Jews changed their family names during the interwar years
Campus Week: How did an elite, repressive minority policing speech and culture through political correctness come to browbeat the American democratic majority?
Campus Week: Jewish populations are falling at schools like Harvard and Yale. Should we care?
Campus Week: Five alternatives to wasting your time and money on a worthless degree
Campus Week: A memoir of discomfort—and progress—as a graduate student at the University of Michigan in the 1960s