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.
Not another biography of David Ben-Gurion, you might say. Think again: Anita Shapira’s new biography is compact but powerful and timely, Jerome A. Chanes explains.
For the second time in less than a month, right-wing extremists from around Europe met in Milan.
An encounter with the Tunisian ambassador got Jonathan Katz thinking: How can the Arab Jewish experience shake up Ashkenazi assumptions about Israel?
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.
Lost amid all the talk about whether the Gaza war spelled the end of liberal Zionism is a more basic question: What is Zionism? J.J. Goldberg examines this deeper crisis.