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
The controversial new Madoff play may be obscene, but that’s why it’s great
Like most Holocaust historians, Christopher Browning was wary of survivor testimony. Then, one case made him realize he could ignore it no longer.
Plus Iron Dome is fully forged, and more in the news
Protests in an East Jerusalem neighborhood are reviving the Israeli left
D.C. theater head bowed to Wiesel’s request
Run out of D.C., it heads upstate
Plus pagan burial grounds, and more
Plus de-linking ‘linkage,’ non-Ambassador Dershowitz, and more in the news
Plus Wiesel dines Chez Obama, Mideast nukes, and more in the news
With newspaper ad espousing reverance for Jerusalem
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