Jewish identity

The Israeli writer joined us last week to talk about growing up in the aftermath of the Holocaust, and the movie made about him and his father.

Aug. 16 2022 12:01AM

The author of an attention-grabbing new book explores the world’s fascination with dead Jews and its indifference to living ones.

Sept. 2 2021 12:01AM

With its new Yiddish course, the language-learning app Duolingo sparked major disagreements over Jewish identity. One of the course developers joins us to discuss what happened.

April 15 2021 12:22AM

Contrary to a Times column, the reason people say “he’s Jewish” rather than “he’s a Jew” has nothing to do with anti-Semitism. It’s just a quirk of grammar, and it’s not unique to Jews.

April 26 2017 12:01AM

Thoughts from A.I. Kook

Yehudah Mirsky
Nov. 9 2015 12:01AM

Deborah Dash Moore, the author of numerous books on the history of American Jewry, talks about her research on the Jews of New York and. . .

Deborah Dash Moore
Feb. 12 2015 12:01AM

Programs of Jewish studies in colleges and universities have added greatly to the possibilities for Jewish self-understanding. But they offer no sure pathway to Jewish identity.

May 11 2014 12:00PM

Not everything depends on us Israelis; but much does.

Yoav Sorek
March 23 2014 8:00PM

Have Israeli Jews really lost their self-confident, forward-looking spirit?

March 20 2014 12:05AM

The Purim story, with appearances by Ronald Reagan and Rodgers & Hammerstein.

March 13 2014 12:05AM

A reply to my respondents.

Sam Schulman
Feb. 23 2014 8:00PM

Sam Schulman is wrong; same-sex marriage is simple, sacred, and very Jewish indeed

Feb. 19 2014 4:00PM

Or is it more similar to Christian marriage than Sam Schulman suggests?

Sherif Girgis
Feb. 16 2014 10:00PM

The greater threat to Jewish mores stems not from same-sex marriage but from heterosexual promiscuity.

Feb. 12 2014 10:00PM