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.
Plus Hagel gets mixed reviews on performance at hearing
Plus Hagel apologies for his previous remarks on the Jewish lobby
An intense morning for the defense secretary nominee
The defense secretary nominee is getting grilled
Barack Obama and Chuck Hagel look to the 34th president as a foreign-affairs model. But is it a willful misreading?
Plus fact checking claims on Chuck Hagel
Plus Bob Woodward on why Chuck Hagel was nominated
Plus Colin Powell backs Hagel for Defense Secretary
Plus Jack Lew to be named Treasury Secretary tomorrow
The Hizzoner lashes out at President Obama
Trebek: 'Whenever people to go temple... they sing Kinky Boots!'
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