Alejandro Beutel bowed his yarmulke-covered head and pressed his hands and forehead into the 2,000-year-old stones of the Western Wall. After slipping a note into one of the cracks, Beutel whispered a prayer and cried.
After speaking to Israeli poet Haim Gouri about his reasons for rejecting the ‘Zionist Works of Art’ prize, Eetta Prince-Gibson explains why his decision was incredibly Zionist.
Can Jews support #BlackLivesMatter and Israel? Rabbi Susan Talve backed both at her White House Hanukkah invocation. But some on the left say she — and others — must choose.
It’s not enough just to ask the “To be” question; it’s not enough just to ask how to make Israel secure against her enemies.
Vassar College’s student council delayed approval of a funding request from J Street U, a left-wing pro-Israel group, because of concerns that it would be supporting a racist ideology.
On Tisha B’Av, traditional Jews fast to commemorate our exile. But nowadays, Daniel Greyber asks, shouldn’t we be feasting — even partying — in celebration of the State of Israel?
J.E. Reich, who specializes in postcolonial studies, is maybe the last person you’d expect to self-identify as a Zionist. She explains why she’s reclaiming the word anyway — and why you should, too.
Now that Rabbi Brant Rosen has founded Tzedek Chicago, an explicitly non-Zionist congregation, Jonathan Katz asks: Is this the model millennials have long craved — and will we soon see more like it?
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?
Iran has threatened Jews for decades. But Laura Shapiro Kramer had a very different experience in the land where the Purim story takes place.