by Nomi Eve and Stephanie Feldman What makes Jewish historical fiction special—as an art form, and as a conversation among Jewish writers and readers? Novelists Nomi Eve (The Family Orchard, Henna House) and Stephanie Feldman (The Angel of Losses) discuss how they came to write
In the wake of the Holocaust, Konrad Adenauer and David Ben-Gurion forged an unlikely partnership. More than 60 years later, Germany continues to be one of Israel’s staunchest defenders and most dependable allies. But can the relationship withstand the rising tide of anti-Israel sentiment in Europe and the fading memories of a new generation?
This March, history was quietly made in a Saturday morning Orthodox minyan (prayer quorum) at Brandeis University. Avi, a 22-year-old then-college junior from the Boston area, was called up to the Torah for an aliyah. While nothing was said outright, and he had been chosen
A wide-ranging discussion that includes food makers and thinkers Jami Attenberg, Sue Fishkoff, Ari Hart, Gil Marks, Allan Nadler, Joan Nathan, Yotam Ottolenghi, Mimi Sheraton, Michael Stern, Ruth Reichl, Claudia Roden, Shalva Weil and others.
As mainstream Orthodoxy moves to the Right, a liberal faction gains momentum The audience watches with rapt attention as Sara Hurwitz, a slim woman in a demure gray and black suit with matching hat, approaches the lectern. Two months earlier, Hurwitz became the first woman
by Ted Merwin & David Zax The man behind Angels in America and Munich sets the record straight on his feelings about Israel, America and being Jewish and gay. Tony Kushner has curly black hair, a high-pitched voice and an endearing gap between his
How to Be Black and Jewish Tudor Parfitt Harvard University Press 2013, $29.95, pp. 232 Tudor Parfitt’s last book, Search for the Lost Ark, was a scholarly romp through history and linguistics—an adventure story that ended where his latest book begins: the remarkable discovery that
By Yoav Stern A Moment Magazine Special Series Israel’s Arab Citizens Israel’s Arab citizens consume both Arabic and Hebrew newspapers, radio and television. But when it comes to the Arab-Israeli conflict, there can be a stark difference in news coverage. Are two media good for
The overtrained and underemployed among Israel’s Arabs long for a good job—and equal opportunities. After
decades of economic inequality, Israelis—Jewish and Arab—are working together to crack the glass.
A decade after the September 11th attacks, Moment looks back on the career of the 95-year-old Middle East scholar whose ideas provided the framework for the war in Iraq. Long an outcast in contemporary Middle East Studies departments, he and his followers defend his legacy.