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
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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.
The editors of a new book about the conflict respond to a Commentary review
What Adam Bellow and other conservatives get wrong about the political leanings of creators of imaginative fiction
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If Jews are trading theology for community, it’s time for Orthodoxy to evolve
Tablet Original Fiction: For Alexander Gruen, there are no real Jews left in the world, only holes—and fire
By avoiding authoritative rulings in favor of nuanced debate with the ideas of the past, the Oral Law refuses to simplify
Will a new conversation about tattoos include my reason for getting one: Jewish pride?
A series airing during Ramadan traffics in anti-Semitic themes but may show an evolving attitude toward Israel
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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