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.
‘The Daily Show’ host is making a flick about an imprisoned Iranian journalist
What folks are saying about the big story
Deleted tweets, charges of propaganda, and other high-level intrigue
Plus why so serious Jon Stewart?
‘I guess some people are still stuck in the 56th century’
The popularity of satirist Bassem Youssef may show that the government can’t stifle public debate
Plus cantors and rabbis take the Food Stamp Challenge
Plus Obama and Netanyahu to miss each other in September
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Americans Elect favors some interesting candidates
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