Can Zionism and U.S. liberalism coexist under Netanyahu?
Embarrassment. Revulsion. Outrage. Righteous defensiveness. Impatience. Visceral reactions of one Jew toward the Jewish State.
Pushing the Hippocratic Oath in service of foreign policy puts doctors on the frontlines
Remembering I.L. Peretz, who died 100 years ago this week
A new collection of the writer’s aggrieved nonfiction sends readers running back to his masterful fiction
‘Catch the Jew!’ is a shoddy, fantastical answer to Max Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath’
After my mother died, I made Passover just the way she did—until, drawing inspiration from Purim, I made my own tradition
For most Jews in Talmudic times, marriage was the biggest financial transaction of their lives
The bread of affliction never tasted so good, thanks to Marcy Goldman’s recipe for caramel-covered buttercrunch
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In his Bech books, the great novelist of American WASPdom parsed the allure and otherness of Jewish writers
The newly published second volume of the great critic’s journals reveals her transformation from hedonistic revolutionary to elitist enforcer
Saul Bellow’s Mr. Sammler’s Planet is a document of the cravings of 1960s America, and an attempt to bring the Holocaust to bear on America
Herman Wouk wrote a foundational text for American postwar Modern Orthodoxy, and for the emancipated Jewish literature in its wake
From composting and juices to photography and Cynthia Ozick, 10 inventive ways to celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish new year for trees
Five Books: A biography of sportscaster Howard Cosell, the life of film critic Pauline Kael, the poets who translated Shakespeare into Hebrew, and more
Creating Jewishness in a post-religious age: Leon Uris’ Exodus and S.Y. Agnon’s Only Yesterday paint Israel’s history in broad and fine strokes
Reading books like Franny and Zooey as a child in California made Jews seem an exotic minority. In New York, they seem like any old hegemony.
Déjà vu all over again?
The seder marks a global Jewish event—I wanted a book that felt as diverse
How my German grandmother’s recipe became my go-to holiday dessert
A Bronx bubbe meets Elijah and a rabbi explains the irony of ‘Dayenu’
Seeks ‘justice not vengeance’ in pursuing war crimes charges against Israel
An impressively complex retelling of the biblical story—with cats
Negotiators will stay in Switzerland another day to draft an outline
‘Real Housewives’ returnee said to hire personality coach to become likeable
For inclusive storytelling, the audience is as important as the story
From Jewish troops to kosher cookies, the organization’s roots a century ago in Savannah are still evident today
Were the following statements made about the Girls creator or Iran’s Supreme Leader?
How my German grandmother's recipe became my go-to holiday dessert
Classic and modern dishes to take your seder to the next level
A new collection of the writer's aggrieved nonfiction sends readers running back to his masterful fiction
Stories for Passover about slavery, freedom, family… and lice
In a new biography, Annie Cohen-Solal looks at the immigrant child who changed modern art
The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.