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 administrators and institution builders are often the stars of the Jewish communal world. But Jay Michaelson writes it’s the soulful, quirky creative types who are the leaders we can’t live without.
Jews have centuries of experience reinventing themselves in different societies. Jane Eisner explains how that history may give us surprising insights into two very different stories of personal transformation.
In his new book, Michael Oren accuses Barack Obama of abandoning the principle of ‘no daylight and no surprises’ between the U.S. and Israel. J.J. Goldberg says that argument is just plain wrong — and a historian like Oren should know better.
The tragedy of Rachel Dolezal is that she devoted so much effort to creating her fictional black identity — instead of simply being herself and working with the community she claimed to feel so much empathy for, Samuel G. Freedman writes.