The Government Can’t Save Ultra-Orthodox Jews From COVID-19. Religious Leaders Can.
The coronavirus has hit Haredi enclaves hard, but without clear directives from rabbis, isolated communities from Jerusalem to New York will continue to suffer.
The Arab World Is Having a Jewish Revolution
The real achievement of the Abraham Accords isn’t geopolitical—it’s cultural.
Thou Shalt Practice Social Distancing
The world’s major faiths face a test, and some religious leaders are failing by endangering human lives in the name of adhering to tradition—and ushering in a new age of secularism in the process.
Poland Is Becoming a Global Capital of Chutzpah
As the government cracks down on Holocaust remembrance, the country’s Jewish art scene is thriving like never before.
Trump Elevates an Anti-Semitic Slur Into Law
False claims of national origin play into the goals of the Christian and Israeli right.
Labour’s New Anti-Semitism Has Disturbingly Old Roots
Different strains of bigotry have come together under Jeremy Corbyn, and he can't fix it.
German TV Is Sanitizing History
A new wave of historical dramas is telling the wrong stories about the country’s past.
Poland’s Misunderstood Holocaust Law
My government wants to ban accusations of Polish wartime complicity for the sake of honoring history.
Jerusalem’s Forever Crisis
The epicenter of the Arab-Israeli crisis will always be the Temple Mount, where both sides struggle over ancient history and modern-day politics.
An Incomplete Atlas of Self-Proclaimed Messiahs
From Saudi Arabia to China to Brazil, here are some of the places where self-styled saviors have proclaimed their kingdoms.
What Went Wrong at the Golden Rose Synagogue?
A Ukrainian memorial to crimes against Jews has become a reminder of the country's own tendency toward historical denial.
Even as a Christian, Bob Dylan Was a Jew
The Nobel laureate denied his history and became an evangelical – but he never stopped being a Jewish prophet in our midst.
Fiddler on the Front Line
On the outskirts of Kiev, one rabbi is using the war in eastern Ukraine to revive a long-lost way of life: the shtetl.
If Islam Is a Religion of Violence, So Is Christianity
The world’s oldest religions all have troubling histories of bloodshed. Singling out Islam is just Trump’s latest, hateful hypocrisy.
Israeli Authorities: Jewish Men Tried to ‘Disturb Peace’ with Goats in Jerusalem
Israeli police are worried that attempts to carry out sacrifices in the Old City could spark tensions with Palestinians.
The United States Museum of Holocaust Kitsch
At Washington’s memorial to the genocide of Jews, history often takes a backseat to “collective memory.”
Israel Just Evacuated 19 Jews From Yemen. It’s Not the First Time.
Israel has rescued tens of thousands of Jews from conflicts around the world.
That Little Problem With the Lord
People are claiming that Muslims, Christians, and Jews might have something in common. God forbid!
The Antonescu Paradox
Hitler’s Romanian ally led an utterly barbaric regime — that while often protecting Jews inside Romania’s borders, murdered them indiscriminately just outside those borders.
A Tale of the Pure at Heart
In 2014, Lev Tahor arrived in Guatemala, the latest stop in a 20-year international journey. The ultra-conservative jewish sect cries that it is escaping religious persecution. But to those left behind—in Israel, New York, and Canada—the group is a dangerous cult ducking accusations of brainwashing, abuse, and child marriage