Arts & Culture

The Spy Who Came In From Hamas

By Anna Goldenberg

An unusually timely and captivating documentary, ‘The Green Prince,’ tells of a Hamas leader’s son who came to spy for Shin Bet. Anna Goldenberg sits down with the film’s director and star.Read More

Irgun Fighter Remembers the Altalena

By David Laskin

As a Jew-versus-Jew battle raged on Israel’s shore in 1948, former Irgun foot soldier Malca Fein fought through the thick of it — and found the love of her life.Read More

7 Facts About Jewish Tennessee

By Rachel X. Landes

Owner of the New York Times, Dinah Shore, and Other Jews From TennesseeRead More

How Elvis Presley Missed His True Calling — As a Cantor

By Anne Cohen and Sigal Samuel

Elvis famously never learned to read music. But according to his former Jewish neighbors, he did benefit from early exposure to the masters — of cantorial music.Read More

The Wonder Women of Video

By Menachem Wecker

A new exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts explores female contributions to early video art, which coincided with the rise of feminism.Read More

Slouching Through Catalonia, One Jewish Site at a Time

By Joshua Furst

There’s the traditional way to tour Jewish Catalonia —  with guidebooks, tours and maps. And then there’s the other way. Joshua Furst gets lost in Barcelona, memory and politics.Read More

Six Surprising Facts About Montana Jews

By Gabe Friedman

Six Surprising Facts About Montana JewsRead More

Legendary South African Jewish Athlete Dies at 103

By Benjamin Ivry

Norman Gordon, who has died at 103, epitomized speed and durability in cricket. He was South Africa’s first openly Jewish cricketer. Benjamin Ivry remembers his legacy.Read More

How Kosher Food Came To Montana

By Aruna D’Souza

The Jewish population of Montana may be tiny — but the kosher food industry isn’t. That’s thanks to one ambitious Chabad rabbi, who brought a vision to Big Sky country.Read More

Changing Names of ISIS Reveal Growing Ambitions

By Philologos

ISIS changes its name every few years. Philologos explains that this signals the terrorist group’s desire to dissolve the Muslim world’s establishment boundaries.Read More

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