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Arts & Culture

From Islamic manuscripts to Quaker bonnets to Torah scrolls.

Jenna Weissman Joselit
Aug. 21 2017 12:01AM

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.

Aug. 21 2017 12:01AM

Where else than within the great traditions of our religions do we find the most cogent principles for helping individuals stuck in the psychic entropy of addiction?

Aug. 17 2017 12:01AM

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.

Aug. 16 2017 12:01AM

The tools of reason, science, and common sense are not always accessible to an addict, and may harm him or her when they are.

Aug. 14 2017 12:01AM

A rare film that takes a sympathetic view of ultra-Orthodox Jews.

Aug. 11 2017 12:01AM

Guess who else was obsessed with cultural purity?

Fred Baumann
Aug. 8 2017 12:01AM

Modern medicine, psychology, and behavioral science can help some addicts. But for the underlying spiritual condition, an older set of tools—like Judaism’s—has more to offer.

Aug. 7 2017 12:01AM

Jewishness was the “hand inside the puppet” of Christian Europe.

David Mikics
Aug. 3 2017 12:01AM

“Seven lamps, one by one, in imitation of the planets.”

Michael Frank
July 26 2017 12:01AM

“The Gift of the Mishnah.”

Isaac Bashevis Singer
July 25 2017 12:01AM

“Cafeteria Catholics” are adding Shabbat to their dinner plates.

Sara Toth Stub
July 25 2017 12:01AM

What Fauda gets right.

A.E. Smith
July 19 2017 12:01AM