Dispatch from the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference, Indonesia, where the Jewish state is a pariah
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
The great critic’s sparkling new tour of American literature illuminates the sublime life of books
Sociologist Pierre Birnbaum says it’s time Léon Blum—French Socialist, Zionist, wartime hero, and prime minister—got his due
‘Incident at Vichy,’ a play about rounding up Jews and Roma, held lessons for Soviet Refuseniks
Teenagers need to learn about more than anatomy, as some Jewish educators already know
‘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
Why the U.S.-Israel alliance may be returning to its Cold War roots
How Israel’s annexation* of the contested border region continues to keep the peace
The Israeli-Syrian border is quiet no more, as armed Islamist rebels pledge to take back the Golan Heights
The U.S. refuses to arm rebel groups. Now, an al-Qaida affiliate has emerged as one of the strongest factions.
Plus Yasser Arafat to be exhumed
Plus a top Iranian scientist may be resuming nuclear weapons research
The Syrian diaspora in Israel watches its once-vibrant ancestral home fall to ruin in the country’s civil war
I went to Syria to photograph the rebellion. But when the army took aim at the village where I was staying, I escaped to Turkey with 100 refugees.
Smuggled into Syria, a reporter finds that the Free Syrian Army lacks leadership but is fiercely united against Bashar al-Assad and Iran
Washington should back the Free Syrian Army in its insurgency against Bashar al-Assad, since toppling his regime would strike a blow against Iran
Bibi announces support for Arab Peace Initiative. It doesn’t matter if it’s real.
The centenarian author formed an Orthodox congregation in his home in 1952. It thrives today.
‘Macabre’ Führer-branded treats gain popularity in India
‘Jewish mother that I am’ cites A.B. Yehoshua and Menachem Begin
LeBron and co. sip bubbly with a ‘flicka da wrist’ in an ice bath
Canary Mission turns the fight against hate into a secret witchhunt
Seven thoughts on obscenity in honor of Carlin’s ‘Seven Words’
The creator of ‘Marjorie Morningstar’ has a new memoir
Lenny Bruce’s ‘obscene’ routines inspired Carlin whose views on the politics of language remain influential
The grim satire of the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ controversy, in context
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.