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
Amid free speech debate, new campaign aims to inspire a fresh image of Muslims
Ruling has precedence; New Yorkers ‘tolerant,’ says judge
Plus Pamela Geller’s ‘Savage’ ads are getting defaced in NYC subways
Plus anti-Semitic Elmo is back
Metro-North riders have probably had their fill at this point
New pro-Israel ad on San Francisco buses sends wrong message
On Andrew Adler’s idiocy, readers’ complicity, and Gawker’s irresponsibility
Adds: ‘What he doesn’t know, we’ll teach him.’
The Egyptian-born anti-Islamic activist Nonie Darwish, whose life story and outspoken views on Israel and the Arab world make her someone Jews should support, was unfairly tarred in Tablet
Despite the complicated history of Jewish defectors, the Jewish right has embraced Muslim apostates like Nonie Darwish, an Egyptian-born Christian convert who voices anti-Islamic rhetoric
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