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 Venezuelan elections and an Albany update
Plus the latest development in the Prisoner X saga
Plus why so serious Jon Stewart?
The controversial leader had a terrible record with the Jews
What elections mean for the remnants of the Jewish community
A prominent challenger to President Hugo Chávez isn’t Jewish, but his roots are. That’s enough for the regime.
Plus more power to Bibi, and more
Henrique Capriles Radonski isn’t Jewish, but that hardly matters in Venezuela
Plus, Christie on Israel, Chavez’s Jewish opponent, and more
A withering look at Venezuela’s besieged Jewish idyll
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