Israel & Zionism

Is the surprisingly furious debate over how religious Jews should celebrate Israeli Independence Day nearing an end?

May 22 2024 12:01AM

To mark the 76th anniversary of Israel’s founding, the historian looks at the national anthem’s story, mysteries, and paradoxes.

May 17 2024 12:01AM

In trying to take references to October 7 out of the Israeli singer’s now-famous song “Hurricane,” the competition both accidentally improved it and made her a cause célèbre.

May 16 2024 12:01AM

American Jews feel betrayed by the very institutions they helped build. It’s time for young Jews to go to colleges and universities that welcome and embrace them.

May 13 2024 12:01AM

As a possible Rafah incursion awaits the IDF, the author of a new volume on Jewish just-war theory explains the moral issues at stake.

May 10 2024 12:01AM

Compared to the wit of the anti-Vietnam slogans of the late 60s, the anti-Israel chants of today are aggressively tedious. What does that say about the chanters?

May 2 2024 12:01AM

The distinguished Israeli public servant lost a son in combat with Hamas in November. What have the months since brought?

April 12 2024 12:01AM

Many on the Israeli right claim that the soldiers who fight and die for the country no longer belong to the old secular elite but to a rising national-religious one. Are they correct?

April 8 2024 12:01AM

As the subject grows more controversial than ever, the haredi rabbi and editor argues that it’s time for men in his community to accept the obligations of Jewish belonging.

April 5 2024 12:01AM

As both sides escalate by the day and as the fighting in Gaza simmers down, many Israelis are growing convinced that full-scale war with Hizballah is unavoidable. Are they right?

April 1 2024 12:42AM

A 2019 conversation with the late senator on Herzl’s ideas, the effect that Israel has had on American Jewry, and more

March 29 2024 12:01AM

The story of Kibbutz Alumim.

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman
March 22 2024 12:01AM

On both sides of the border, new security plans are being formed.

Amir Bar Shalom
March 22 2024 12:01AM

An eminent Catholic thinker emphasizes the Jewish truth about Jesus.

March 21 2024 12:01AM