Jewish identity

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

A reply to my respondents.

Dec. 25 2013 8:45PM