Bookworm: Alain de Botton teaches ‘The Course of Love,’ but why?
Photographers Janet Russek and David Scheinbaum document what remains of the old Jewish neighborhood
As Iraqi Kurds put independence to a referendum on Monday, the Arab world works to quash the statehood aspirations of the Western-friendly nation
I want to observe Judaism’s holiest day, but also protest against the terror I’ve been feeling since Trump’s election. Thankfully, there’s a compromise.
German beer culture’s surprising origins
The father of Israel’s nuclear deterrent reveals how it was built. An exclusive excerpt from No Room For Small Dreams, Shimon Peres’ posthumous autobiography.
German politics just went from being reassuringly boring to ominously contentious
Daniel Biss bids adieu to Carlos Ramirez-Rosa after the latter changes his mind on singling out the Jewish State for criticism
Forget the hysterics and the apologies: The former CIA agent had the temerity to express an all-too-common view about nefarious Jewish influence over American politics.
Nikki Haley is right to insist the UN group in Lebanon undergo some big changes
My father taught me Talmud as a boy—whether I wanted to learn it or not
As the High Holidays kick in, one formerly obese writer reflects on going kosher, long runs, and mastering his sins
‘Afghanistan is the swamp and Trump now owns it’
Successive two-term administrations made a mess of the Middle East. Who will clean up?
A casualty of a naïve belief in Israel’s potential to adopt a secular Hebrew culture beyond Judaism’s defining religious difference, the Russian-born writer was also revived as a feminist icon in the 1970s
To better understand the settler movement today, look to new thinkers like Rav Shagar, not the foundational minds of Ravs Kook, Amital, and Lichtenstein