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
Singer Vera Gran was haunted by allegations of Nazi collaboration. A new book asks if survival made her guilty.
A night with the Israeli Philharmonic in Warsaw
Looking at Poland fifteen years after my first visit
What’s the best way to make history come alive? One guide’s answer: stories.
Poland gives tribute on the 70th anniversary
Warsaw’s newest museum rests on the site of the former Jewish ghetto
Why you should learn to spell the name of the mastermind of Poland’s relations with Germany and the Jews
A guided tour of Polish Jewry’s greatest treasure, once buried in the rubble of Warsaw
The Holocaust destroyed Plock’s Jewish community. But the exodus started decades earlier, after World War I.
An adventure in dumpling consumption
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