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
Trayf served; news site censors Kardashian’s face—twice
Nir Barkat is the Cory Booker of Israel
Nir Barkat leads foreign journalists on a telling tour of East Jerusalem
Local ultra-Orthodox rabbi calls the new outdoor offering an ‘abomination’
The potential new mayors of Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem
Can the mayor hold on in the next elections and continue his drive to pull the ancient city into the 21st century?
By failing to name a street after the controversial philosopher, the city of Jerusalem proved he was right
Rally in East Jerusalem is what you’d expect it to be
Pundit love, school apartheid, and Zappa’s birthright
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