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
Known for its opulence, Google does its Tel Aviv employees a solid
Plus a look back on Lincoln Square Synagogue
Sarah Bunin Benor’s new Jewish English Lexicon crowd-sources distinctive contributions to the language
Plus students break the dreidel world record, which apparently exists
Israel’s biotech field and the stem cells game.
Will Silicon Valley darling become BDS target?
Few people know the programming languages like Java and Ruby that run the modern world. The People of the Book should fight against this illiteracy.
Plus, Alan Gross’ assignment, the recovery rabbi, and more in the news
Plus, the hottest kosher spot on the Upper West Side, and more
Which Jewish billionaires are the most philanthropic?
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