How the Bielski Partisans built a village amidst the Nazi death machine.

Outliers: A Jewish Perspective

Malcolm Gladwell and The Ten Thousand Hour Rule.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

This well-meaning book ends up distorting the Holocaust.

Going for Gold

What a difference 1/100th of a second makes!

The Michelangelo Code

Is the Sistine Chapel the site for the greatest subversive act in the history of art?

Churchill and the Jews

One of his finest hours.

Movies Matter

Why Michael Medved, America's "cultural crusader," thinks they do.

When Roger Struck Out

We all write our own legacy. Dare to tell the truth.

A Jew in the NFL

An interview with Alan Veingrad, winner of a Super Bowl ring, and now an observant Jew.

A Flawed "Mighty Heart"

The film's message is antithetical to the real meaning of Daniel Pearl's murder.

Slideshow: The Art of Yoram Raanan

The canvas as a conduit for the light Above.

Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains

The film is as painful to watch as your last root canal, without the benefit of gaining something positive from the experience.

Jews and Power

If Jews are so smart, how come we are so stupid?

Rocky Mountain High

The secret of success -- on the field and off.

Terror in Black September

My story of hijackings, captivity and war.

The Harry Potter Sensation

Why everybody's wild about Harry.

Moral Relativism and A Mighty Heart

Moral relativism died with my son Daniel Pearl, in Karachi, on January 31, 2002.


In her life and work, Ayaan Hirsi Ali personifies the central challenges of our times.

Grains of Sand: The Fall Of Neve Dekalim

A moving book that allows us to feel the pain of the Gush Katif residents who were exiled from their homes.

Rooting for Tony Soprano

The Sopranos manipulates us into identifying with Tony's humanity so that we overlook his wickedness.

A Beautiful Life

Shaul Rosenblatt's new book is one of the best on the topic of suffering.

Spiritual Fiesta

Jewish lessons from the stunning Boise State victory.

Carter Board Members Resign

"Your book has confused opinion with fact, subjectivity with objectivity and force for change with partisan advocacy."

The Rose that Never Blossomed

A recently published Holocaust diary that wavers between hope and despair.

Carter's Indefensible Book

Why won't Carter debate his book?

Carter's Distorted World

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid is so biased that it inevitably raises the question of what would motivate Jimmy Carter to write such an indecent book.

Carter Fallout

Adviser breaks with Carter over Mideast book.

The World Series of Life

In life no one's a benchwarmer, and other key lessons from baseball.

Up, Up and Oy Vey!

A new book looks at Jewish themes in the stories of popular superheroes.


The Man of Steel has always been Jewish, and in his newest film, Superman returns to his roots

"The Da Vinci Code" and the Jews

The controversial book highlights the fundamental differences between Judaism and Roman Catholicism.

When Bad Things Happen to Good Penguins

What is the film "March of the Penguins" really about? A penguin speaks out.

No Rachel on Daytime T.V.

The matriarch of the Jewish people embodies the opposite of typical daytime TV fare.

Writing Angels

A Hollywood screenwriter brings to life his ailing son's vision: young-adult fiction that conveys good values.

The Tragedy of Million Dollar Baby

The Academy Award-winning film forces us to assess the value of life amidst a shattered dream.

Orthodox Jews in Fiction

We have relied for too long on people disaffected with the Orthodox world to produce an "Orthodox literature" that verges on caricature.

A Family of Heroes

There's a little bit of Judah Maccabee in the Academy Award nominated film, "The Incredibles."

Gifts of a Convert

The metamorphosis of Ahuvah Gray, a black American who was once a Christian minister and is now an Orthodox Jew.

Hope, Jews, and the Boston Red Sox

Years of heartbreak, disaster, close-calls, cosmic blunders -- and the people still had hope and hung on.

Downfall of the Yankees

Does God care about the baseball playoffs?

Spider-Man on the Roof

The creator of a Jewish superhero comic book series weaves a web between Spider-Man 2 and Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof. Fasten your seatbelts…

Seven Blessings: Q&A with the Author

A unique novel captures Jerusalem's hidden world of matchmaking and Torah learning.

Yasir Arafat: A Political Biography

The relentless career of a confidence man.

Arafat's War

A well argued, fast-paced, and engaging book offers an authoritative and provocative portrait of one of the most controversial leaders of the 20th century.

Divine Energy: The Art of Margarita Levine

Jerusalem and the Divine Presence in a flurry of color and movement.

It's Not About The Bike

Learning life lessons -- on two wheels.

Mel's Passion

Mel Gibson has a responsibility to make a movie that does not contribute further to a legacy of pain and suffering.

War and God

An award-winning Israeli book that recounts a rabbi's experiences in the Yom Kippur war strikes a chord in both secular and religious society.

Monochrome within a Rainbow

The illuminated manuscripts of Michael and Danielle Chouraqui.

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