Is this Nike Video Anti-Semitic?

Animated soccer stars compete against evil clones who wear uniforms bearing a logo that looks like the Star of David.

The Wisdom of the Rolling Stones

5 Jewish lessons from the world’s greatest band.

Fighting Cancer through Comics

A widow gives hope to children fighting cancer with a unique graphic novel that contains Jewish themes.

Noah à la Hollywood

The movie is a distortion of the Torah.

Why We Love Zombies

The undead remind us of what it means to be human.

Harold Ramis’ Search for Meaning

The writer and director of Groundhog Day passes away, leaving behind a legacy of funny, thoughtful films.

Nazi Collaborator or Hero?

Claude Lansmann’s film, The Last of the Unjust, explores the moral ramifications of Benjamin Murmelstein’s pact with the devil.

Skating to Schindler’s List

Yulia Lipnitskaya’s Olympic performance: breathtaking or bad taste?

Laughing with the Kabbalist

An Orthodox woman’s unusual encounter with a kabbalist lays the groundwork for her thriller novel just published by the New York Review of Books

Touching Lives through Music

Making a difference in people’s lives is more inspiring than any song.

Klezmer’s Virtuoso

Patience and perseverance: Andy Statman’s journey through Judaism and music.

Superman & the Jewish Mission

We all want to live in a world where goodness triumphs over evil.

Les Misérables and the Bible

Reconciling God’s attribute of Justice with Mercy.

Stevie Wonder Scorns the IDF

Pop star stands on the “wrong side” of history.

The Kabbalistic Life of Pi

The surprising Jewish connection hidden inside the bestselling book and new film.

Wistrich on "The Left, the Jews and Israel"

Why so many Jewish socialists abandoned their people and heritage.

Dark Knight Rises

Unfortunately, tragedies happen. But we must rise again and find a way to grow.

The Gift of Rest

A review of Sen. Joe Lieberman's book on rediscovering the beauty of the Sabbath.

John Lennon and the Jews

Falling in love with Judaism.

Von Trier's Cannes Controversy

Does art stand apart from the artist? What if the artist is Hitler?

Managing Justin Bieber

Scooter Braun's Jewish values keep the teen celebrity grounded. An exclusive.

God's Inception

The Oscars, Judaism and the power of dreams.

Super Bowl Underdog

Why do we cheer for an incredible upset?

MTV's Skins Controversy

Children today are like leatherback turtles lured away from the life-giving ocean by the glare of artificial lights.

Adventures in Pole Vaulting

The winning mindset for athletes – and for life.

Josh Hamilton's Unity Lesson

The Texas Rangers offer lessons for achieving a common goal.

Of Faith and Fiction

Observant novelists go mainstream.


How to hype up your life.

A Perfect Game

Despite the umpire's botched call, Armando Galarraga pitched an exquisite feat in the game of life.

The Hurt Locker

Do we have to risk our lives to feel alive?

Avatar: Bad Guys and Good Guys

Whose side are you on now?

Avatar and the Jews

The connections with Torah and Hebrew words are just too frequent and striking to be accidental.


Surprisingly, James Cameron’s new blockbuster taught me a lot about myself.

Bungle In the Jungle

Delving into Jethro Tull's song on life.

Bernie & The Godfather

Two contemporary morality tales convey the same important message.

This Is It?

Michael Jackson’s farewell movie is a hit, but it also provokes some difficult questions.

Diary of a Wimpy Writer

Do you know what your child is reading?

The Jewish Haiku

A creative writing class unexpectedly unlocks metaphysical mysteries.

A Serious Man

If only the Coen brothers were serious.

Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino's new movie made me wonder what Jewish "vengeance" should look like.

Soul Art

Rabbi Yonah Weinrib has devoted his life to interpreting and portraying Torah through art.

1984 + 60

Orwell's warning is more urgent than ever.

A Revolution Named Zahra

In some parts of the world, a woman can be destroyed at a man's whim without consequence.

The Jewish Jordan

Israel's first observant pro-basketball player is on a mission.

Star Trek and God

Sci-fi fun often ignores the tough questions about human existence.

Manny Ramirez, How Could You?

Simple actually. We do it ourselves all the time.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to God

You need to find the right question for the answer to make sense.

Real Sports

There is more than one way to hit the ball out of the park.

Waltz With Bashir: Damaged Goods

Although a magnificent piece of art, this film is damaging to Israel.

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