In his new book 'Stranger in a Strange Land,' George Prochnik takes up all the big questions – the meaning of life and of being Jewish, the state of Zionism – with Gershom Scholem’s echo serving as a guide
Life & Culture
Oral histories are usually considered fabulous. Now ancient skeletons and a genetic study proves that the Tlingit and Haida tribes' oral history of being there from the beginning is based on fact
Contemporary French philosopher Jean-Claude Michéa argues the need for right-wing economics, in which everything can be bought and sold, and a left-wing culture, in which everything is permissible
While stricter enforcement is helping to keep access to the lake open and free, local tourism providers warn that the lack of income will affect the maintenance of local sites
News that Jimmy Wales is extending the Wiki model into digital journalism with Wikitribune ignores his site’s role in creating the same phenomena it now wishes to fight
'Herod’s megalomaniac spirit hovers over Caesarea': Discoveries lend credence to the Roman historian Josephus’ the 'Wars of the Jews'
John Eliot Gardiner's recording of Bach’s 'St. Matthew Passion' is not perfect, creating an atmosphere of being at a live concert
Making 'The 90-Minute War' movie was a mistake
Hana Mansour-Khatib made history this week following decades of opposition to women as religious court judges which united conservatives in both the Muslim and Jewish communities.
The new TV series about the world's most famous physicist explores his stormy relationships with women, his complex ties with his family and his battles as a Jew in Nazi Germany
Why people think it's acceptable to eat chicken and not dog meat, according to American social psychologist and vegan activist Melanie Joy
Describing the U.S. election as a 'case study,' Facebook says it has become a battleground for governments to manipulate public opinion in other countries
With a rich selection of British TV series to watch, two police procedurals – ‘Unforgotten’ and ‘Broadchurch’ – demonstrate why the Brits have an advantage over their American counterparts
Homer is the earliest mention of the extreme measures ancient Greeks used against the teredo, which could cause warships to break apart mid-sea.
Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.