Israeli film used to be almost exclusively—and aggressively—secular. With the rise of the ultra-Orthodox director Rama Burshtein and others, that’s changing.
Today’s homegrown Nazi threat, seen in Charlottesville last weekend, is grossly incommensurate with yesterday’s Nazi threat—which relieves no one of the duty to respond. But how?
Translated into English for the first time, The Wandering Jew Has Arrived captures the breadth of Jewish life from London to Eastern Europe to Palestine just before it all changed.
Without knowing the Middle East, the author of a highly regarded new book presumes to prescribe what would be best for it—and especially for Israel.
On the once-prevalent practice of rendering Hebrew publication dates by means of numerically coded verses from the Bible.
The brave attempt at monotheism was bound to go wrong sometimes, and when it did, the Israelites would need help putting the pieces back together again.
The successes and grievances of Israel’s Arab citizens are a story of considerable interest, especially in the aftermath of the Temple Mount murders committed by three of their own.
Deuteronomy erases the separation between leader and led; for better or for worse, they’re yoked together.
Daniel Gordis and Elliott Abrams debate the proper response to the Israeli government’s recent decisions on prayer at the Western Wall and conversion to Judaism.
Gertrude Himmelfarb, historian of Victorian Britain and of the 18th-century Enlightenment, has lately devoted special attention to Jewish history and culture. What’s the connection?
The convoluted story of jeroboams, rehoboams, methuselahs, and more.
Furious and extreme proposals in response to two Israeli government decisions are ill-reasoned and immature.
Looking back at the founding moments of the state of Israel with the father of the current prime minister.
With his fatal weakness for the lure of fame and fortune, the prophet-for-hire Balaam seems completely our contemporary.