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
How Asma Agbaria-Zahalka is turning a socialist party of Arabs and Jews into a political phenomenon in Israel
Since the Mavi Marmara incident, Turkish intelligence is focusing on Jews
Plus a possible detente with Turkey and Israel?
Young Israeli soldiers have pushed older commanders into adopting a more aggressive social media strategy
Plus Mindy Meyer scores a major endorsement
Can anything bring the two nations to détente?
U.S. abandonment of the old Middle East order has led to provocations against Israel, which are likely to intensify after the Palestinian statehood vote
What it could mean for Israel
Palmer Commission finds Gaza blockade legal, does not demand apology
American ‘The Audacity of Hope’ to set sail Saturday
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