Judaism

Eric Cantor Didn't Lose Because He's Jewish. But His Religion Has Caused Difficulties in Congress.
June 11, 2014

Portrayals of Cantor as an awkward grind—as someone who was no fun to be around—carried a whiff of cultural stereotyping.

J Street's Rejection Is a Scandal
May 07, 2014

The exclusion of an opinion is not a refutation of it.

My Adult Circumcision
How I made the cut for my new religion
April 10, 2014

How I made the cut for my new religion.

Hillel's Crackdown on Open Debate is Bad News for American Jews
America's most important Israel argument is happening on campuses
January 06, 2014

What the campus organization's big rupture means for American Jews

The Feminists of Zion
An unlikely alliance between Orthodox and progressive women will save Israel from fundamentalism

The women who are helping to shape Israel’s future.

Tashlich
June 13, 2013

We needed a running stream but we had our sins ...

From the Stacks: 'Toy Goy'
April 26, 1993
March 29, 2013

On Passover 1993, then–senior editor Michael Lewis found himself alone in an empty New Republic office.

The Deadly Jester
December 02, 2008

In Defense of Lost Causesby Slavoj Žižek(Verso, 504 pp., $34.95)Violenceby Slavoj Žižek(Picador, 272 pp., $14)I.Last year the Slovenian philosopher SlavojŽižek published a piece in The New York Times deploring America's use of torture to extract a co

Survivor: Baghdad
January 22, 2007

SHORTLY AFTER SADDAM HUSSEIN'S ouster in 2003, I visited Emad Levy and his father, Ezra, at their starkly furnished home in Baghdad. Emad was the city's last rabbi, and he and his father were two of its only remaining Jews. I wasn't the only Westerner who stopped by their house in those heady days immediately following the end of Saddam's rule. Harold Rhode, a Pentagon official, had visited recently along with Tamara Chalabi, daughter of Iraqi National Congress chief Ahmad. So had a Daily Telegraph reporter from London. Everyone had their reasons for stopping in.

Washington Diarist: Toy Goy
April 26, 1993

I don't know whether the more esoteric passages of the kabala mention the talismanic importance of blond-headed gentiles, but I would not be surprised if they did.