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
Plus the Holocaust Museum on Von Brunn, and more
Von Brunn, 89, succumbs in prison hospital
Good reasons for low hopes in the Mideast, and more in the news
Does a ‘hate crime’ designation really mean anything?
Striking it rich, preparing for battle, and objecting to an award for Mary Robinson
Von Brunn’s descent, school rules, and parking protests
In von Brunn artwork
Hate crime, international law, and more in the news
While friends remember slain guard and canceled play moves to GWU
P.M. speech preview, Holocaust Museum reopens, and more in the morning papers
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