Class in Session: Anthony David, left, an American historian and writer, teaches a first-year seminar. Student Duaa Faisal Ghatesheh, right, is from the al-Fawar refugee camp near Hebron.

A New College in Jerusalem Imports a Liberal Arts Education for Palestinians

As freshmen in Polo shirts and jeans shuffled out of Anthony David’s “Language and Thinking” seminar, the American historian and writer approached a Palestinian girl with long brown hair and black-and-white sneakers.

At Home on the Web: The Virtual Shtetl Web site is a project of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Click to view larger.

A Virtual Home for Poland’s Vanished Jews

In the Virtual Shtetl, there is no Tevye the Milkman. Gimpel the Fool doesn’t live there, either. And you won’t find Marc Chagall’s floating goats and violins.

More American Jews Support Striking Iran

A new survey shows that a majority of American Jews would support a U.S. military strike on Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons — a significant increase from a year ago.

Crime and Violence: A scene from the movie, ?Ajami,? which beat out ?Lebanon? to win at the Ophirs. ?Ajami? will become Israel?s submission in next year?s Academy Awards.

‘Ajami’ Wins Top Israeli Film Prize

A film about crime and violence near Tel Aviv has been named Israel’s official selection for next year’s Academy Awards.

Identity Gleefully Revealed

On the television dramedy “Glee,” the Fox TV show that focuses on the members of an Ohio high school choir, lead character Rachel Berry officially came out — as a Jew. There were hints beforehand: her name, her allusions to her big nose, her love for Streisand. But it wasn’t until the episode that aired on September 23 that she officially came out and said it.