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
Or perhaps proof of why we need more Jewish holidays
Analyzing the break-ups
Plus Kadima threat to leave government is real, and more in the news
Protests, Kadima Party force Bibi to promise real concessions
With squabbling of Kadima and religious parties, Bibi holds all the cards
Has unity coalition loosened Netanyahu?
It could be 1967; more ominously, it could be 1984
Israel’s new coalition echoes the unity government that came together on the eve of the Six Day War
Plus Obama forsakes sticks and stones against Syria, and more
Deal could lend electoral reform and even peace process momentum
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