Shortly after the Revolutionary War, a synagogue in New York gathered to praise George Washington in extraordinarily biblical language.
Lance Sussman's book of sermons are a window into Reform Judaism and a beacon of American optimism.
We asked distinguished friends and contributors a simple question: what did you believe before October 7 that you no longer believe?
"How could I remember my place and my people without contaminating the memories with the catastrophe that had just befallen us?"
Both Jonathan Karp’s and Reviel Netz’s essays are written in the shadow of October 8—not the day of the unthinkably brutal Hamas massacre in southern Israel, but the day after.
It's a new prejudice, not just the old story in a new guise.
They don't like the Z-word, but new haredi IDF soldiers sound a lot like the old Zionists.
Nearly every morning since October 7, I open my phone and look at the faces of the war’s most recent victims. I gaze at these portraits fearfully, searching for a…
Golda told Nixon: “You are the president of 150 million Americans; I am the prime minister of six million prime ministers.”
Gods in fishbowls, men who are apes, and a Jewish dentist abducted by aliens: the fantastic fiction of Avram Davidson was almost as strange as his life.