Saturday , 25 March 2017
  • Michael Chabon: A Life of Fact & Fiction

    Michael Chabon: A Life of Fact & Fiction

    A conversation with novelist Michael Chabon can easily jump from Michael Jackson song lyrics to the history of spaceships. And while his love of all things quixotic can be a lot to digest, his intellectual openness and curiosity have resulted in a co...

  • Spring Cookbooks for Passover and Beyond

    Spring Cookbooks for Passover and Beyond

    King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking Around the World / Fress: Bold Flavors from a Jewish Kitchen / Matzo: 35 Recipes for Passover and All Year Long ...

  • Book Essay // Refracted Identities, Mirrored Lives

    Book Essay // Refracted Identities, Mirrored Lives

    Susan Rubin Suleiman can tell you a lot about the politics of identity. Not the simple kind pandered to by politicians and pollsters, or chanted in slogans on college campuses. ...

  • Is Democracy Broken?

    Is Democracy Broken?

    28 years ago political philosopher Francis Fukuyama famously declared “the end of history,” meaning that there would be “the universalization of Western liberal democracy as the final form of human government.” It was a heady time. The Berlin Wall wa...

  • What Will Israel’s Travel Ban Change?

    What Will Israel’s Travel Ban Change?

    For all other tens of thousands of people who might be involved in this in one way or another, it’s hard to see how they actually implement and enforce this kind of provision. ...

  • ‘They Are Enlisting Our Girls’: The Cost of Israel’s Culture Wars

    ‘They Are Enlisting Our Girls’: The Cost of Israel’s Culture Wars

    Rabbi Yigal Levenstein's crude, misogynist, hate-filled statements about religious women serving in the Israel Defense Forces, leave little doubt as to what he thinks about women in the army and about Israeli society in general. ...