The famous “new Jew” of Zionist lore is finally here: a dynamic blend of modern and traditionalist, nationalist and cosmopolitan. So an ambitious new book argues.
The author of the recent Mosaic essay drops by to draw a picture of a now-vanished world of flamethrowers, washed-up ideologues, and true believers.
Ben Hecht invented the gangster movie. He also prodded Roosevelt into saving thousands of Jews from the Nazis, and marshaled reluctant American Jews into becoming Zionists.
A new book forthrightly stares the various brands of French anti-Semitism in the face. Whether the author succeeds in placing them in their proper context is another question.
The Middle East analyst stops by to talk about his recent blockbuster essay in Mosaic.
Desperate to preserve the nuclear deal, Iran with the help of its Western friends is creating just enough turmoil to make America, and not it, appear eager for war.
The son of the late columnist discusses his father’s thinking about Israel, faith, and Jewish ideas, and summons memories of shared Jewish life at home.
Variations of Hebrew’s misken, meaning “poor” or “unfortunate,” can be found from Italian to Swahili to Tagalog and far beyond.
The inside story behind Israel’s bold 2007 decision to stop Syria from becoming a nuclear-armed state.
An exhibit at the Jewish Museum London showcases the old, vicious stereotype with the aim of debunking it. But does it succeed?
The great Ḥayyim Naḥman Bialik’s “Scroll of Orpah” retells the story of the book of Ruth from another perspective.
What this intrepid journalist learned from the pious Jews of Djerba, what it’s like to pray in a synagogue with Tehran’s remaining Jewish community, and more.
What you notice when returning to your native country after many years away: everyone starts sentences with “So” and ends them with a question mark.
How the 14th-century creators of an illustrated Pentateuch managed to reflect both the Jewish and the Christian worlds they lived in.