For many Sephardic Jews, Spain’s new law offering citizenship is exciting. For Israel, it’s embarrassing by comparison to the Jewish state’s ‘right of return.’
It’s not easy being a man who shares a name with so many people — especially when they’re weirdly talented, or express controversial political views.
A new German bill aims to make it easier for Nazi-looted art to return to its original owners. But it includes a condition that could actually make it harder.
News of a suicide bombing instructor’s deadly explosion that killed his entire class in Samarra, Iraq, inspired J.J. Goldberg to follow a string of connections that leads back to the Talmud.
As the Israeli Chief Rabbinate takes heat for its way of determining who counts as a Jew, Nathan Jeffay asks whether even the greatest ancient rabbis would have passed their test.