To understand David Blatt, think less pick-and-roll and more ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’
Post-Qaddafi Libya was supposed to be something other than the chaos it has become
A love letter to the mundane Holy City
The grim satire of the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ controversy, in context
An excerpt from Pierre Birnbaum’s new biography of the French titan
‘I don’t believe in you, “salvation,” I never have and I never will. And very soon I won’t even be.’
‘The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook’ offers insight into the city’s prewar culinary scene—and pioneering restaurateur Fania Lewando
A convert to Judaism reflects on the Jewish woman who embraced her, and honors her with a holiday recipe
Spending a summer working on a farm got me in touch with nature—and Torah. Now I understand how the two are intertwined.
Prominent Jews like the Harvard lawyer have spent years criticizing Obama. So, why are they endorsing him?
A new initiative focuses on Jews expelled from Arab countries in 1948
Plus Palm Beach Democratic Chair resigns after comments on Christians
Park East Synagogue’s sold-out Selichot service is a place for the community’s elite to gather
When I lectured my friends about Obama’s stance on Israel, I ended up alienating—not enlightening—them
Plus the Dersh calls for a settlement freeze, and more
Plus Paul’s turn on Jerusalem, the Marvin Miller baseball card, and more
But real target is President Obama
Plus, Ford on Syria, Kat Power cancels Israel concert, and more in the news
Suggested PM watch ‘Palestinian Chicken’ episode with Abbas
On a new album, Italian singer Shulamit offers modern interpretations of haunting songs left by women in the Holocaust
Victor Rodack dreamed of visiting Israel. In 1967, he found an unusual way to make his dream a reality.
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews