What does it mean to be Jewish today? What do Jews bring to the world? Mel Brooks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elie Wiesel, Itzhak Perlman, Ruth Wisse, Geraldine Brooks and other thoughtful Jewish Americans tell Moment what they think.
Ask Jews what happens after death, and many will respond that the Jewish tradition doesn’t say or doesn’t care. But not so fast. When Moment asked an array of prominent Jewish thinkers, artists, writers and other doers to tell us what they think they’re headed for, the range was extraordinary.
Yossi Leshem—the world-renowned ornithologist and champion of Israel’s environmental movement—resembles a cross between a linebacker and an academic. Frameless glasses perched precariously on his nose, he speeds through Jerusalem’s narrow streets, simultaneously leaning down to fumble for a pamphlet about owls, answering his cell phone and informing me that it is too cloudy to bird-watch.
By Adina Rosenthal Move over “Angry Birds.” The newest up-and-coming iPhone app may be for revolutions. While social media platforms
By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler This eulogy for Rivka and Gavriel Holtzberg found its way to us at ITM and we think
by David Paul Kuhn Al Franken leans over the scattered papers atop his desk. He puffs out his pasty cheeks.
In our current issue, we printed a letter from a reader who was curious about Rabbi Gershon Winkler’s response to
Senior Editor Mandy Katz reports from Israel: Megiddo, an ancient city overseeing the mountain pass from Mesopotamia across the Jezreel
One of my favorite Soviet jokes goes like this: An old Jew is taking a walk in a Moscow park