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
Plus ‘Islamic liberalism,’ Perry fisked, and more
Emergency Committee for Israel spot ran this week; too close to the U.N.?
Plus, Perry’s Jewish problem, Pollard’s secret, and more
GOP front-runner holds press conference with pro-annexation Likudnik
New ‘New York’ story has the goods on where Team Obama stands
The Republican presidential candidates’ refusal to believe in things like global warming isn’t just bad science; it’s also very poor religion
Plus Perry goes kosher, the fatal mustache, and more
Plus, Obama and the Jews, Obama and a Jew named Kinky, and more
GOP frontrunner aided ‘pro-Israel lawfare’
Front-running Texas gov. is not playing to the Jewish crowd
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