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
Heading into the Days of Awe with a new appreciation for just that—awe
Facing our shame is difficult but vital in preparation for the Day of Atonement
As the High Holidays approach, gratitude is more important than ever
Before the High Holidays, a chance to step back and reflect
Looking inward in the days leading up to the High Holidays
It’s one of the central tasks of the High Holidays—but why is it so hard?
As the High Holidays approach, finding ways to relax and de-stress
Trying to find lasting happiness—and not just at the check-out counter
Examining why we get angry, and how to deal with it effectively
Entering the second phase of Prepent, with an emphasis on emotions
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