How the great kabbalist Isaac Luria changed the perception of the world without changing the world itself
I grew up Orthodox, looking down on Reform Judaism. Then I came out as queer and changed my opinion.
A new Labor Party ticket led by two Mizrahi candidates wants to steal votes from the right with appeals to Israel’s working class, but if it fails it could kill the left’s chances for good
Roasted vegetables keep alive the Jewish history of Pitigliano, an Italian town once called ‘little Jerusalem’
Stuff, and other achievements of irrationality, in Jessica Stockholder’s explorations of the third—and fourth, and fifth—dimensions
Sea foraging for plants that grow along the shore has become a growing—and delicious—trend in Israel
Roller derby has a rich Jewish (and feminist) history
If the ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran seems incompatible with Trump’s isolationist instincts and antiwar rhetoric, that’s because it is
Overreach by Israel’s Rabbinate has turned marriage into a symbol of dissatisfaction with religious authority and a key issue in the upcoming election
How the Inquisition’s conversos defined Jewish religious and ethnic identity in ways that are still prevalent today
Simone de Beauvoir, commenting on the troubling case of executed French collaborationist Robert Brasillach, argued that the emotion has its civil and judicial uses. Now, 75 years after the liberation of Paris, is she right?