Dispatch from the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference, Indonesia, where the Jewish state is a pariah
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
Sociologist Pierre Birnbaum says it’s time Léon Blum—French Socialist, Zionist, wartime hero, and prime minister—got his due
‘Incident at Vichy,’ a play about rounding up Jews and Roma, held lessons for Soviet Refuseniks
The grim satire of the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ controversy, in context
‘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.
Rabbi Shalom Cohen has likened Modern Orthodox Jews to Amalek
Plus Israeli brain drain rates top in the West, and more in the news
600,000 people attended his funeral in Jerusalem yesterday. Here’s why.
The influential rabbi draws the country’s largest funeral crowd in history
The influential and divisive spiritual leader of Israel’s Sephardim leaves contradictory legacy
Featuring Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen, and Idan Raichel
By failing to name a street after the controversial philosopher, the city of Jerusalem proved he was right
Leaked email shows Kenneth Roth comparing mullahs to Shas
This week in Israel: borders are breached, a truck runs amok, Netanyahu tests the waters, Barak stands accused, and rabbis fireproof the Sabbath
Plus, the second annual flotilla, Shas says don’t smoke, 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.