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
With Boardwalk Empire over, some other bad guys to watch on-screen
How the Prohibition-era HBO show portrays its Jewish gangsters
How the Jewish gangster helped establish Las Vegas as a gambling mecca
Prohibition-era hit squad’s handiwork appears on Boardwalk Empire
The real-life gangster was a few years too late for the Prohibition-era show
This season’s time jump bypasses much of the bootlegger’s criminal career
The ruthless Jewish gangster is all business on the Prohibition-era HBO show
HBO show’s final season opens in 1931, after the real-life gangster was killed
The reason I don’t like the HBO drama? I want it to be a show about Jewish gangsters.
Plus State of Berlin legalizes circumcision
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