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 misleading New York Times op-ed distorts the entire Israeli political scene
Economic Minister Naftali Bennett walked out during Martin Schulz’s speech
It could create a viable Palestinian state. But will the parties go for it?
How the new structure advances the debate over prayer at the Western Wall
The potential new mayors of Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem
Plus an argument for European Jews heading elsewhere, and more in the news
That’s about all anyone is saying right now
Israeli Knesset OKs referendum bill on withdrawal
A round-up of very little diplomatic news
If a referendum occurs, more than half of those polled would vote in favor
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