In a country like Iceland, where there are only 330,000 people, sometimes it’s hard to find a Jew.
Linguists explain that “Jewish lightning” often goes along with the phrase “successful fire.”
“The Talmud’s discussion of when it is okay to lie is quite moving.”
“Even in difficult periods like the intifada, this holiday was not cancelled.”
How did Timshel, a new startup founded by an Obama tech guru, get a Bible reference so wrong? Blame John Steinbeck and ‘East of Eden.’
David Grossman and Amos Oz are finalists for the Man Booker Prize. Which is good news for literature and, unfortunately, for anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists.
Aviya Kushner has always been proud of her family name. Now, she fears that it has become a symbol for a bizarre and diluted version of Judaism.
John Felstiner, who translated the works of Paul Celan, recently died at the age of 80. Aviya Kushner recalls his greatest accomplishments.
For Francisco Goya’s 270th birthday, the Israel Museum is exhibiting the Spanish artist’s work — some of which is stunningly progressive.
Inspired by the case of a detained Holocaust scholar, translators are working to share the stories of non-native English speakers traveling to the U.S.