Two new novels offer angles of vision into Jewish experience in the pre- or non-Israeli parts of the modern Middle East.
Father brought us out of bondage, but Mother decided where we were to settle and how we were to live.
An exhibit at the Neue Galerie offered a taste of Jewish art from “before the fall,” but the subject cries out for a more ambitious undertaking.
Medieval and modern Hebrew are unusually rich in abbreviations, but in a manner that is the reverse of English.
That’s the question raised by a poem sung at many Ashkenazi services.
Professional study of Middle East history now belongs to incompetents and political agitators.
Unlike the case with nearly every other Tabernacle fixture, the function of the menorah does not cease when the Jewish people no longer possess a Temple.
The origins of two strange names for French villages that are now suburbs of Paris.
To perceive without seeing, and to utilize sight to sharpen rather than to detract from insight, is an essential Jewish task. This is the challenge that Rembrandt allows us to glimpse.
It wasn’t easy for an entire Jewish family to escape Eastern Europe in the mid-20th century. Ruth Wisse’s did.
Of shlukh and shlokh.
Like Rembrandt’s, Steen’s art reflects a tremendous effort to humanize Jewish figures.
Like Zionism, the global human rights movement was the product of Jews motivated by the need to find a refuge for their beleaguered people.
A new book portrays a community of enduring faith and proudly distinct character dating back to pre-Roman times: a remarkable Jewish path through time.