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
A personal encounter with the former head of a U.N. Commission of Inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza
Is Israel targeting civilians in Gaza? It’s more complicated than it may appear
Plus ground operation in Gaza cleared, the problem with Tebow, and more
South African judge, of notorious Goldstone Report, rejects ‘apartheid’ charge
Plus P.A. voted into UNESCO, and more in the news
That was the half-year that was, on The Scroll
And continued speculation on why Goldstone changed his mind
Plus Lebanese rage, Lieberman to be indicted, and more in the news
This week in Israel: Goldstone concedes a mistake, social workers end their strike, doctors start one, a Palestinian engineer is accused of terror, the state warns against Egyptian vacations, and more
Plus another flotilla planned, a Goldstone primer, and more
Victims applaud in courtroom as judge deems defendant's conduct 'despicable. There is no justification.'
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