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
Next year, the Met Gala should try on a new theme: ‘Shmatta: The Lower East Side Remembers’
The museum miraculously puts a broken god back together again
The Met’s dazzling retrospective declares: ‘It’s all a matter of how much freedom you can stand.’
The prize piece in the Steinhardt Judaica collection doesn’t go to auction
Gertrude Stein’s ties to Nazis, revisited at the museum, shouldn’t eclipse her nurturing of young artists
Plus the Met revises its Stein exhibit, Gorenberg on settlers, and more
Three rare medieval Hebrew Bibles on display at the Metropolitan Museum in New York reveal the affinity between Sephardic and Islamic texts
September exhibit in Russia without art as Chabad dispute intensifies
Long relegated to either Jewish institutions or self-contained collections, Judaica is finding a new home in mainstream museums of art
A critical edition of The Washington Haggadah, a 1478 manuscript housed at the Library of Congress, shows how much—and how little—Passover has changed since the 15th century
The president draws a line in the sand in his latest interview
For all those who’ve died far from their families, and far from peace
My friend was recorded in a mikveh by a rabbi. Let’s ensure the end of this abuse of power.
How I observe Shavuot despite my life-threatening allergy
After Buchenwald was liberated, my father, Rabbi Herschel Schacter, led survivors in a moving prayer service
Our coverage of the illness is raw, inspiring, scientific, sad, historical, and familial. Have a look.
TV’s fasctinating ‘Botched’ takes on the limits of aesthetic procedures
Pigeons, brains, and chocolate-covered locusts at the oldest congregation in the U.S.
My daughter is black and Jewish. Will she have to defend her identity online?
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