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.
Plus, the Shin Bet arrests two in infamous lynching case from 2000
Israeli tennis team dethrones Federer, Swiss.
Plus tension in Lebanon, Iranian provocation, and more in the news
Plus Kleztky’s killer goes insane route, and more in the news
Accused Kletzky killer’s lawyer is new to the neighborhood
Plus Kletzky dad sues confessed killer, and more
Admitted murderer says he doesn’t know why he killed lost 8-year-old boy
Plus, Levi Aron indicted, schmucks, and more in the news
Plus lawyers in Kletzky case tease insanity defense, and more in the news
Plus Jewish summer camps get their frack on, free Turkish circumcisions, and more
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