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
Plus RIP Birger Stromsheim, Morsi’s new power grab
Plus Ed Koch admitted to the hospital; expected to be out by 88th birthday
Plus more details on the various European positions on the Palestinian United Nations bid
We must drop the assumption that there is no way to vanquish Hamas. Terrorists have been defeated before.
Plus a new Dutch blood libel
A ceasefire may be imminent, but the fallout is just beginning. What’s next for Iran, Egypt, and the U.S.
World leaders visit Israel, West Bank, and Egypt in effort to forge ceasefire
Plus Rupert Murdoch apologizes for anti-Semitic tweet, and more
Ceasefire looming? Egypt’s role, Iron Dome, Tel Aviv, and more
Is there a new front opening in the battle?
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