It probably started with the term “Holocaust survivor.”
On a visit with the proprietor of Russell’s Bakery and his multi-ethnic, multi-political, and multi-religious staff, the story of Israel unfolds in microcosm.
Unlike Western Christians, Middle Eastern Christians never warmed to Jews, but the rise of Islamism has led some to see Israel as the proverbial enemy of their enemy.
The tale of the pupik.
Ruth R. Wisse discovers her husband and her subject.
Jewish history has not always been characterized by laughter, but in Genesis it evokes the freedom and joy of a life in partnership with God.
What a pair of parallel stories tells us about gratitude and awe.
A recent archaeological discovery in Jerusalem reminds us that Jews once bore names like Antigonus, Aristobulus, and, possibly, Daedalus.
Grasping the special virtues of Zion’s Fiction.
A leading light of the famous New York Intellectuals harbored deeply conflicted feelings about his own Jewishness, and exceptionally harsh views on Jews and Judaism.
It could suggest a different story about the creation of the world.
A tip from a Mosaic reader helps pin down what the great diarist was up to on the day of his famous synagogue visit.
The land given to the Israelites provided ample space for crops and livestock, but there was a catch: the water doesn’t come for free.
With the relaxation of Catholic influence in Quebec, local Jewish culture began to come of age and flourish.