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
The grim satire of the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ controversy, in context
An excerpt from Pierre Birnbaum’s new biography of the French titan
‘I don’t believe in you, “salvation,” I never have and I never will. And very soon I won’t even be.’
‘The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook’ offers insight into the city’s prewar culinary scene—and pioneering restaurateur Fania Lewando
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.
Hi-tech fix will alert users to prayer times and locate kosher food
To have conversations with Germans about Jews, I had to become an exhibition at Berlin’s Jewish Museum
Sandy Pyonin helped stars like Kyrie Irving and Al Harrington go pro. Why doesn’t he have a Wikipedia page?
Our adopted children escaped the misery of Russian orphanages. Others won’t be as lucky.
Can an unlikely alliance of renegade rabbis and right-wing politicians strip the ultra-Orthodox of their power?
The casino mogul is out $70 million as Jewish voters re-elect Obama and Jewish GOP candidates lose
The Republican remembered for a slur is using his Jewishness to help orchestrate his political comeback
In West Jerusalem, neighborhood borders are often marked by the political graffiti sprayed on the streets
A trip to Israel connected participants to our Jewishness. But it didn’t make us more politically engaged.
What we say about Trayvon Martin’s killer, and what it says about us
Trebek: 'Whenever people to go temple... they sing Kinky Boots!'
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