by Benjamin Kerstein
Israeli film used to be almost exclusively—and aggressively—secular. With the rise of the ultra-Orthodox director Rama Burshtein and others, that’s changing.
Meet Abu Musab al-Suri. Tom Wilson.
In the midst of Middle East chaos, Hamas backs the seemingly strong horse. Jonathan Halevi.
Rationalism, theology, and Rolling Stone. Gil Student.
From Islamic manuscripts to Quaker bonnets to Torah scrolls. Jenna Weissman Joselit.
Against the protestations of many Zionist and anti-Zionist Jewish leaders. Colin Schindler.