Was Abraham Abulafia the 13th century equivalent of Oliver Sacks? A new book on Kabbalah argues that early Jewish mystics might just have been the original neuroscientists.
At New York’s Pride parade, a fringe Orthodox group paid Mexican laborers to dress like Jews and hold up anti-gay signs. There’s a name for that, Sigal Samuel writes. It’s called ethnic drag.
An Arab drama about a Muslim man who falls for a Jewish woman in 1950s Cairo looks poised to portray Jews in a positive light. Can it subvert anti-Semitism without alienating Egyptians?
The new season of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ features prisoners who fake Jewishness, a Rent-a-Rabbi called in to unmask the posers — and a problematic assumption, Sigal Samuel writes.
With the new season of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ almost upon us, there are seven very Jewish reasons to get excited — and all of them are Nicky, writes Sigal Samuel.
You might not expect a 12th-century rabbinic sage to have words of wisdom about Vanity Fair’s viral Caitlyn Jenner cover. And yet, Maimonides delivers — even if some Jews don’t want to listen.
Are you in the mood to make love, not war? Then swipe right — right across the Green Line! — with Verona, the new dating app for Israelis and Palestinians.
Coming to India? Leave your Jewsplaining at home. This ancient Jewish community has earned the right to be free of religious colonialism, Sigal Samuel writes.
Sigal Samuel journeyed to India to find the source of her family’s mystical rituals. She wound up getting initiated into a Kabbalistic secret society — and scored a part in a Bollywood flick to boot.
Now that Hillary Clinton is courting Jewish donors, don’t be surprised when you hear her sounding a stridently pro-Israel note, Sigal Samuel writes.