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.
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Also applaud Fatah representative’s call for “full recognition of the Nakba”
Shut out for years, this week Bnei Menashe Jews moved to Israel. Why did the government change its policy?
Palestinian leader takes two steps forward on right of return, two steps back
Well, the game was in Florida but…you know.
Why American-born athletes Donald Sanford and Jillian Schwartz are competing for Israel’s team in London
A film of nude people playing in a gas chamber is but one piece aiming to shock at the Berlin Biennale art show
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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.
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