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 Rivers crosses Palin and lives to tell about it, and more
Soviet Jews survived by gaming the system, so it’s no surprise some felt entitled to fraudulently claim reparations from Germany
American Jews haven’t stood up for Jonathan Pollard. That might finally be changing.
Newly revealed document shows CIA awareness
The foiled Yemeni bomb plot shows why anti-Semitism isn’t only about Jews
Was Meir Kahane’s murder al-Qaida’s earliest attack on U.S. soil?
Plus Staten Island Jew-listing, and more
When I lived upstairs from the Jewish Defense Organization, Hitler was a presence on the Lower East Side
Plus Merkel the pro-Israel maverick, and more in the news
Plus the slain Iranian physicist, Dysentery-a, and more
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