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
A look back at the week that was
Leib Tropper is teaching and lecturing in Staten Island
Guma Aguiar, the possibly unstable Israeli sports tycoon!
Allegedly directed boys into a mikvah
Our editor returns fire in the NYT
Today’s rabbinic culture is closing the door to converts, and ignoring its own history in the process
Plus the Buck-Oy State, Eichmann in the Vatican, and more
Plus, another Jewish N.Y. Senate candidate, oh no Canada, and more
Disgraced rabbi may have avoided formal condemnation
Hoffman discusses Rabbi Leib Tropper
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