From the Editor: As we were closing this issue, I was, like you, talking with friends about the recent Israeli election—the usual conversations, half potted punditry (at least on my…
Benjamin Netanyahu is back in the Prime Minister’s chair, but where are the factions who put him there taking Israel?
Who gets to anoint the Messiah?
How the man who built the Orient Express lost track of his legacy.
Was the original James Bond a Jew from Odessa?
How can Zionism’s biggest critics know so little about its history?
How did traditional yeshivas become fertile ground for radical literature?
Should we read our own experiences like the Zohar reads the Torah?
Jewish fiction’s long memory.
How did the world's most antisemitic play become a symbol of positive Christian-Jewish relations? Karma Ben Johanan's new book explores an evolving dynamic.
The father of Reconstructionist Judaism left behind a towering legacy, and seventy-seven years of personal Journals—a tightly scrawled window into his mind.
The brief, wondrous life of a renegade intellectual.
A Spielbergian Fable with an Opaque Moral.
Lost & Found
Elie Wiesel explores the soul and purpose of Holocaust poetry.
The heckler’s guide to beating an antisemite.