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
Nazi propaganda: show it, or bury it? A new documentary takes on the question.
A scene from Maxime Giroux’s Felix and Meira, out this month in the U.S.
Fans of the Oscar-winning film should start in the central Polish city of Lodz
He wrote The Imitation Game. His mom was Jewish community liaison.
From Boyhood to Birdman, everything you need to know for Sunday night
Longtime studio head will form her own production company within Sony
Taking of Pelham One Two Three director died at 89
Pawel Pawlikowski’s bracing film up for Foreign Language Academy Award
A rabbi’s take on Ridley Scott’s new blockbuster, Exodus: Gods and Kings
Young female soldiers battle office work and boredom in dark comedy
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