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
‘I don’t believe in you, “salvation,” I never have and I never will. And very soon I won’t even be.’
‘The Odd Woman and the City’ proves the memoirist is a peer of Kazin, Howe, and other great chroniclers of Jewish America
In ‘The Brothers,’ her new book about the Boston attacks, the Russian émigré writer empathizes with fellow displaced people
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.
Video: This Ukrainian sour sorrel soup is a refreshing way to welcome summer
Why the Israel Defense Forces hit Syria—and why they believe that Assad won’t hit back
Trouble in the Golan
Will Putin’s ban on adoptions finally help U.S. officials grasp the nature of Russia’s political leadership?
The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and the civil war in Syria are bringing violence to Israel’s borders
Protests against the monarchy—the biggest since the Arab Spring began—are bad news for Israel and the U.S.
Plus anti-Semitic Elmo is back
Paris marks its liberation, pays tribute to deported Jews
Plus, Michael Oren says the Israeli embassy was targeted by Iran
Also, Yom Kippur ultimatum to U.S. for commit to Iran strike?
And Iran and Syria are still fond of each other
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