Dispatch from the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference, Indonesia, where the Jewish state is a pariah
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
Sociologist Pierre Birnbaum says it’s time Léon Blum—French socialist, Zionist, wartime hero and Prime Minister—got his due
‘Incident at Vichy,’ a play about rounding up Jews and Roma, held lessons for Soviet Refuseniks
The grim satire of the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ controversy, in context
‘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.
Though today’s music industry hardly resembles the Tin Pan Alley era
The singer joins Tony Kushner, Alan Dershowitz on PBS’s Finding Your Roots
Talking to the musician about jazz, Lenny Bruce, and being an outsider
From Herman’s Hermits to Lisa Simpson, these were actually covers
Plus Obama forsakes sticks and stones against Syria, and more
Quintessential children’s book author with a dark side
Plus, Iran allows inspector, Katy Perry joins Mideast fray, and more
As the curtain rises on the musical Baby It’s You!, music critic Jody Rosen discusses its subject, Florence Greenberg, the New Jersey housewife behind the Shirelles and Dionne Warwick
Plus Medvedev gets warm welcome in Jericho, and more in the news
What are the 100 greatest Jewish songs ever? Tablet Magazine’s musicologists rank them all, from sacred to pop to hip-hop, from Rabbi Akiva to Amy Winehouse.
Logged 36 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show with husband Jerry Stiller
Netanyahu tightens his grip
Trebek: ‘Whenever people to go temple… they sing Kinky Boots!’
Sheldon Harnick celebrates 50 years of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
Letterman: ‘Sometimes what you love the most provides you with the most pain’
The president draws a line in the sand in his latest interview
For all those who’ve died far from their families, and far from peace
My friend was recorded in a mikveh by a rabbi. Let’s ensure the end of this abuse of power.
How I observe Shavuot despite my life-threatening allergy
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.