Neil Rogachevsky is the Tikvah postdoctoral fellow at the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought at Yeshiva University.
A new production of an old play stresses the benefits of religious tolerance. But the play itself suggests there might also be costs—and specifically for Jews.
The “voice of Israel,” as David Ben-Gurion dubbed him, was revered abroad, mocked and sidelined at home. A new biography helps explain why.
Sure, its politics are chaotic. But on several of the most important issues, Israel today is less divided than it has been in a long time.
In France, one is expected to be quiet about one’s Judaism in public. But a number of working-class French Jews don’t care.