For people — Jews and non-Jews alike — who are talking about the Middle East, here is a rough guide to help your anti-Zionist comment not be plain anti-Semitic.
It wasn’t just that the novel’s prologue seems to feature Sir Isaac Newton in a romantic liaison with a young Italian man that caught my attention.
What can we learn from the strange stories of Malia Bouattia and the ‘smelly’ Tzipi Livni?
For Sacha Baron Cohen, it’s been a long and winding road from a campus production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ to ‘The Brothers Grimsby.’ As his longtime friend Dan Friedman notes, at the heart of the actor’s work has always been the quest for social justice.
Dan Friedman reports from Malibu about Shemesh Organic Farm, which is providing solutions for developmentally disabled children by teaching them how to become part of the workforce in a meaningful way.
Howard Jacobson’s new novel “Shylock Is My Name” updates “The Merchant of Venice” to the contemporary suburbs of Manchester. The book raises a slew of thought-provoking questions: Among them:
Yes, Jewish farmers do exist. Dan Friedman attended their second annual “convening” to find out the challenges they face.
Oprah Winfrey’s favorite vegan chef did not disappoint our man in L.A. when he visited Tal Ronnen’s popular eatery.
Why the amber elixer is the perfect (and feminist) drink for Tu B’Shvat.
Amir Gutfreund, one of Israel’s most beloved writers, died aged 52 of cancer on November 27.