Over the last 30 years, books for young Jews have dropped religious and national identity and become obsessed with the Holocaust. Can they be put on a better track?
What Begin’s 1972 elegy for the diaspora reveals about a worldview unique among Israel’s founders.
Looking back from the 21st century on an etymological decision from the 19th century, let us utter an “alas.”
Born in the Soviet Union, the painter took on everything and everybody from Dizzy Gillespie to New York street life to the Holocaust. When will he get his full due?
The author of our April essay joins us to talk about how to read the book of Exodus, how the Israelites became a people, and plenty more.
What the future prime minister of Israel had to say about his past and present homelands.
Only after fleeing Iran have I been able to perceive my home clearly, and what disturbs me the most are not the political or economic issues there but the social and sexual ones.
The former Israeli Knesset member joins us to talk about her new book on the Western indulgence that fuels delusions about the right of return.
Even though it takes liberties rendering the original text, a new Danish Bible breaks from anti-Semitic Christian replacement theology in a far clearer way than ever before.
Why would the most famous Jewish philosopher of all not have a Jewish name? Or did he?
Israel’s Labor Party—the political organization that erected the governing structures of the country—has now been reduced to a mere three seats in the Knesset. What happened?
It’s not that they were exceptionally sophisticated or tolerant, as one popular recent article would have it—it’s that they lived surrounded by people who raised pigs.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews have been one of the hardest-hit groups in Israel and elsewhere. Why?
A look at the morale-raising expression of choice in today’s Jewish state.