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
Was Israel right all along?
Report: IHH-sponsored boats will leave Turkey for Gaza on Sunday
Finds ‘excessive’ force and, contra Turkey, says blockade is legal
How Israel thwarted the second Gaza flotilla
American ‘The Audacity of Hope’ to set sail Saturday
Plus peace talks push, Syrian protests, and more in the news
Plus at his Beck and call, baby Portman, and more
Plus, Mamet Agonistes, Korean Jews, and more
Plus U.S. stays out of offshore dispute, and more in the news
Plus Obama says Turkish arms sales are safe, and more
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