Once condemned for mocking religion, Monty Python’s Life of Brian is now condemned for mocking today’s gender madness.

Carl Trueman
June 14 2023 12:01AM

Richard Belzer, proud Jew.

Eddie Portnoy
March 2 2023 12:01AM

The real threats to American Jewry lie elsewhere.

Ruthie Blum and Jonathan Tobin
Oct. 13 2021 12:01AM

An unabashedly Jewish comedian who won over audiences of all faiths.

John Podhoretz, Thane Rosenbaum and Tevi Troy
July 27 2021 12:01AM

In the Diaspora itself, you can visit a Jewish museum and forget that Judaism is a religion.

July 8 2021 12:01AM

“I am a Jew. What about it?”

Jesse Tisch
Dec. 17 2019 12:01AM

Comedy falters at the gates of hell.

Ross Douthat
Nov. 26 2019 12:01AM

A comedian who embodied a Jewish stereotype from which the sting of prejudice had been leached.

Sept. 15 2017 12:01AM

The nutty professor’s inner Gentile.

Jeremy Dauber
Aug. 23 2017 12:01AM

Thoughts from his latest biographer.

Dec. 8 2015 12:01AM

Pride without meaning or responsibility is a hollow sort of cool.

Andrew Silow-Carroll
Nov. 24 2015 12:01AM

From innuendo in Genesis to grand irony in Jonah, humor forms an important and often overlooked element in the Hebrew Bible.

Robin Gallaher Branch
Aug. 23 2013 12:00AM

Ruth Wisse isn’t asking Jews to stop joking; but more than humor, she knows, is required to fend off their (dead-serious) enemies.

Joseph Epstein
Aug. 12 2013 12:00AM

Old Odessa was tempting: a Vegas-like playground free of restrictions where “you can see the flames of hell.” But what does Odessa tell us. . .

Jeffrey Veidlinger
Aug. 12 2013 12:00AM