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‘Oriented’ Examines What it Means to be Gay and Palestinian in Israel

Cast of Oriented, Naeem Jiryes (top left), Nagham Yacoub (top right), Fadi Daem (bottom middle left) and Khader Abu-Seif (bottom middle right) during their first YouTube clip with Qambuta Productions in January 2013. (Photo courtesy of Oriented)

Two years ago Jake Witzenfeld, a new Jewish Tel Aviv transplant from England, discovered Qambuta Productions—a fresh, subversive and artistic Palestinian voice on YouTube that uses parody to illustrate social and political issues in the Arab community. Read More »

Reunited in Reunified Berlin

Moment Editor Nadine Epstein with Christof and Dagmar and their daughter in Berlin

Nadine Epstein returns to a changed city. Read More »

Jewish Organizations Tackle Prison Reform

Hands gripping prison bars

Prison reform is having a legislative moment — a step in the right direction, Jewish organizations say. Read More »

“Tehrangeles” Mayor “Cautiously Optimistic” About Deal

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

"I think that it has much more positive to offer than negative," said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. "But we have to keep a careful eye." Read More »

Balancing Faith and Politics

Ten Commandments in front of Courthouse

by Amara McLaughlin Issues of faith and morality in policy-making are at the forefront of the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Hot topics like gender, marriage equality, reproductive rights and healthcare percolate in public discourse, while the divide between religious and secular viewpoints remains a strong component of American political identity. “How candidates talk about their role in government is a ... Read More »

Book Review // Ally

Ally by Michael B. Oren

Ally would have been a more effective book if Oren had taken the time to consider the impact of his take-no-prisoners approach, writes Glenn Frankel. Read More »

Author Q&A: After Snowden

After Snowden by Ronald Goldfarb, ED. Cover

Moment spoke with Ronald Goldfarb, editor of After Snowden: Privacy, Secrecy and Security in the Information Age about the USA Freedom Act, what it means, and whether Snowden has yet won his battle for privacy. Read More »

Q&A With Leon Wieseltier

Leon Wieseltier answering questions

On Jewish literature, Israel, digitization, freedom of expression and the pleasures of being insulted. Read More »

Wieseltier on Oren: “[I’m] Outraged and Offended”

Leon Wiestltier speaking

"I don’t take kindly to being called anti-Semitic and I don’t take kindly to having Jewish self-hatred attributed to me. I don’t take kindly to it at all." Read More »

How The First World War Changed Jewish History

World War 1 Troops

Professor Daniel Schwartz on how fears of Jewish disloyalty fueled deportations and massacres in Eastern Europe during and after the war, how the Jewish Legion helped conquer Ottoman Palestine for the British, and why World War I was a turning point for European Jewry. Read More »