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
This season, the first ladies of the Levant go nuclear, bringing the drama even without Skinny Girl Margaritas
Plus Egypt’s new ambassador to Israel arrives, Jordan reinstates theirs as well
Teachers say it ‘harms the Palestinian cause’
Protests against the monarchy—the biggest since the Arab Spring began—are bad news for Israel and the U.S.
A solution for the oft-bombed gas pipeline between Israel and Egypt
Plus Syria transition plan shockingly fails, and more in the news
Plus a new Egyptian constitution, and more in the news
Plus Abbas reacts to the Arab Spring, and more in the news
Plus UCSD controversy, the new face of Jewish Germany, and more
Plus yet another new government in Jordan, and more in the news
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