Our caped crusaders have a lot to do with our anxieties about Jewish identity. It’s time we found more meaningful alternatives.
J Street’s Ben-Ami questions ECI’s ‘substantive objections’
‘Sacred Trash’ takes one prize, and Sami Rohr finalists announced
The successful movement to save Soviet Jewry offers some valuable lessons for Iranian Americans seeking democracy in the Islamic Republic
The Israeli government wants to lure expats back home with provocative ads. For one American Jew and her Israeli-born husband, it’s a false promise.
Plus, Iranian nukes, Noah Baumbach on Noah (as in Ark), and more
Plus, Sharansky on Bonner, Bachman on Benedikt, and more
Newly released from prison, the Jewish tycoon was Russia’s wealthiest oligarch – and the Kremlin’s chief critic
Some readings on its legacy
Plus what Abbas says and whom he says it to, Neil!, and more
The National Book Critics Circle and Jewish Book Council’s fêtes
Plus Chabon’s awesome new Nazi-fighting show, and more
Plus the real problem with Palin, and more
The poet Joseph Brodsky, kicked out of the USSR and never fully at ease writing in English, was a man of many residences and few homes, as a new biography shows
Plus Natalie getting married, and more in the news
A Bellow twofer, Soviet Jews, and more
In Gal Beckerman’s telling, the story of the Soviet Jewry movement becomes one of modern Jewish history’s great dramas
Plus the worst-named limousine service ever, and more
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