The murdered opposition leader represented the dilemmas of the Jewish politician in Putin’s Russia
Russian liberals see the late opposition leader as a martyr, but he was also a player in the post-Soviet power grab that is still unfolding
The difference between Big America and Small America, and between Obama and Netanyahu
Ari Folman’s sci-fi half-animated ‘The Congress,’ David Cronenberg’s horror comedy ‘Maps to the Stars,’ and the end of movies
Happy 156th Birthday!—the perfect time to look back on the Tevye Stories’ author’s first trip to the Big Apple
‘Gett,’ a stellar new Israeli movie, sheds light on the plight of women crushed by a byzantine legal authority
The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.
Filmmaker Ori Gruder captures ultra-Orthodox observance of the holiday in his Israeli TV documentary, ‘A Freilichin Purim’
Amid political upheaval, an embattled girl fled entirely alone—the lessons of Purim’s heroine propelling her to freedom
Shteyngart’s 2010 novel Super Sad True Love Story to become TV series
Revisiting our coverage of notable books published this year
The actor talks writing, directing, and why he loves listening to books on tape
The novelist’s Grub Street Diet is chock full of kasha, whitefish, neuroses
New novels in English by Soviet émigrés navigate the line between immigrant memoir and true fiction
Plus Gary Shteyngart officially named a Russophobe, and more in the news
Gary Shteyngart’s new memoir is a touching meditation on the origins, nature, and limits of humor
‘Portrait of the artist as a young mensch’
Plus an Iranian political prisoner freed by Facebook, and more in the news
Flashes daily Daf Yomi portions and Hebrew translations before your eyes
The Book of Esther doesn't mention God. Robert Alter's new translation shows that's just one way the biblical text is unique.
Netanyahu spoke effectively, if predictably. But what impact will he have?
The holiday’s ‘mishloach manot’ boxes used to involve juice and a bag of chips. Now competitive moms have raised the stakes.
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
Matthew Fishbane accompanied a group of would-be Jews as they made aliyah from rural India, led by an unlikely activist
Israel Story, Episode 6: No valentines, just a fatwa, a shidduch, some tears, and some laughter