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2017 March-April

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 compelling and innovative body of work. Read More »

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 Read More »

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. Read More »

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 was poised to fall... Read More »

Boublil & Schönberg: The French Duo Behind Two Broadway Megahits

The helicopter has landed—again. Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s musical behemoth Miss Saigon returns to Broadway this March after a 16-year hiatus. Read More »

Moment Fiction // Cuba

1936: He has been called “distinguished gentleman” and “filthy Jew”; the former is better, of course. Turn by turn he has been treated with civility or contempt. Read More »

Opinion // Why There Won’t Be a ‘One-State’ Solution

Trump’s use of the phrase opened up a debate about its many meanings. by David Makovsky It’s fitting that the Israelis and Palestinians, who cannot agree on how to solve their conflict, don’t even agree on its terms. Take the phrase “one-state solution,” which recently popped up in the news when President Donald Trump mentioned it in a joint press conference ... Read More »

A Syrian Family in Trump’s America

On election night, a group of Jews welcomed a Syrian family. Now they wonder what to say when the refugees ask: Will we be safe here? Read More »

Ask The Rabbis // How do we balance civility with disapproval for others’ politics?

Ask the Rabbis

INDEPENDENT: We should learn from our sages. Even though they disagreed vehemently on issues of law and politics more than 2,000 years ago, they would leave the House of Study following each debate holding each other’s hands. Read More »

Opinion // Why Sodom Was Destroyed

Religious Jews should be first in line to help today’s refugees and strangers. Read More »