Iran Week: Jalal Al-e Ahmad’s astonishing and paradoxical account of his 1963 travels in the Holyland, newly translated and reissued as ‘The Israeli Republic’
How the American master came to this living portrait, true to life—but what life?
Donald Trump might Make Punk Great Again, but in America, it was traumatized, and defiant, Jews who made it
In this week’s Yiddish-inflected culture guide, Babs and other sort-of-prohibited, cross-dressing, cross-cultural encounters
One’s a little bit silly, the other a lot like the Talmud
A new history, City on a Hilltop, looks at the huge range of political affiliations that have animated people to occupy land in and around Israel
Saying goodbye to a channel that embodied the Founding Fathers’ authoritarian, socialist beliefs
On this day in 1814 the Scandinavian country ratified the constitution that brought it into the enlightened age in all ways except one: the inclusion of Jews. It took the poet Henrik Wergeland to open his compatriots’ eyes to their mistake.
‘The Women’s Balcony’ is the rare film that gets the joys of faith just right
An Orthodox woman’s ill-fated engagement sends Haredi rom-com down the path of blissed-out breakthroughs
In our new political landscape, radicals on all sides find something to like in the German philosopher