Donald Sterling Is a Blight on Jews’ History in Basketball
April 29, 2014

A small piece of the sadness that is the Donald Sterling mess derives from the fact that he is Jewish, and basketball has historically been a crucial part of Jewish-black relations.

Ukraine Is Not Ordering Its Jews to Register
April 17, 2014

You can breathe easy. That rumor was inaccurate. 

How Kafka Actually Lived
He did not transcend his Jewishness, no matter what Updike claimed
April 11, 2014

Kafka did not transcend his Jewishness, no matter what Updike claimed.

The World's Greatest Feminist Fishmonger
March 11, 2014

The Sturgeon Queens profiles the smoked fish and appetizing emporium, Russ & Daughters. 

What the Crisis in Ukraine Means for Its 70,000 Jews
March 04, 2014

Do Ukrainian Jews have more to fear from pro-Western nationalist fascists or Russian sympathizers?

Since When Is Philip Roth an Idol?
He went from bete noire to laureate. Why'd we lose track of his flaws?
January 08, 2014

In the 1990s, Philip Roth drifted from bête noire to laureate. Why'd we lose track of his flaws?

Christmas Is the Greatest Jewish Holiday
Why I love Christmas—even though I don't celebrate it
December 19, 2013

Why I love Christmas—even though I'd never celebrate it

Netanyahu’s Insulting Appeal to American Jews
November 12, 2013

You should feel sympathy for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He is not crazy to perceive an Iran with an advancing nuclear weapons program as a potential existential threat to his country.

Michael Bloomberg Just Won More Money Than You'll Make in a Decade
October 21, 2013

What do you get for the man who has everything? A little more of it, apparently.

Imaginary Jews
The strange history of antisemitism in Western culture
October 11, 2013

From antiquity to more recent times, an endless series of writers and thinkers have crafted versions and visions of Jews and Judaism that are as ugly and frightening as they are effective. David Nirenberg gives us the history.