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
A well-branded Jewish charity goes to great pains to avoid calling itself Jewish—and takes in millions nationwide
Turning holiday haircuts into a way to help make wigs for those in need
Study finds young Jews give to religious causes more than non-Jews
Haircuts are a Lag b’Omer tradition. Some have turned this Jewish custom into a way to help needy kids.
Don’t just ask for donations at your bar or bat mitzvah. Do some homework and find a cause with meaning.
Rabbis have long tried to persuade us of the benefits of parting with some of our money. Are we listening?
Plus Jacob Silverman on history books as holiday movies
After Aaron Biber’s barbershop was looted, he received an outpouring of support
Forgoing the usual bar and bat mitzvah swag, some teens are asking guests to contribute to charity
Plus the politics of Israeli daylight savings time, and more
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